Night Journeys Avi

ISBN: 9780394841168

Published: March 12th 1979

Paperback

143 pages


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Night Journeys  by  Avi

Night Journeys by Avi
March 12th 1979 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 143 pages | ISBN: 9780394841168 | 5.19 Mb

The year is 1768. In eight years, the American Revolution will begin. Newly orphaned, Peter York has been adopted by a deeply religious Quaker fame. Peter chafes under his new guardians strict and unyielding views and vows to break away. He sees his chance when two runaway indentured servants are reported to be fleeing through his community. If he catches one, there will be a reward—and freedom. But capturing the runaways leads to consequences—and choices—Peter cannot foresee. The year is 1768. In eight years, the American Revolution will begin. Newly orphaned, Peter York has been adopted by a deeply religious Quaker fame.

Peter chafes under his new guardians strict and unyielding views and vows to break away. He sees his chance when two runaway indentured servants are reported to be fleeing through his community. If he catches one, there will be a reward—and freedom. But capturing the runaways leads to consequences—and choices—Peter cannot foresee.Author Biography:Ask Avi how you know when youre a real writer and his answer is simple: I think you become a writer when you stop writing for yourself or your teachers and start thinking about readers.

Avi made up his mind to do that when he was just a senior in high school.Avi was born in 1937 in New York City and was raised in Brooklyn. Kids often ask him about his name. My twin sister gave it to me when we were both about a year old.

And it stuck. To this day, Avi is the only name the author uses.As a kid, Avi says, he was shy, not into sports, but someone who loved to read and play games of imagination. He did not consider himself a good student, though. In elementaryschool I did well in science, but I was a poor writer. When I got to high school I failed all my courses. Then my folks put me in a small school that emphasized reading and writing. What made him want to become a writer? Since writing was important to my family, friends and school, it was important to me.

I wanted to prove that I could write. But it took years before I had a book published.Avi didnt start off as an author of childrens books but as a playwright. It was only when he had children of his own that he started to write for young people.When asked if writing is hard for him, Avi gives an unequivocal YES. But, he goes on, its hard for everyone to write well.

I have to rewrite over and over again, so on average it takes me a year to write a book. Where does he get his ideas? Everybody has ideas. The vital question is: What do you do with them? My wife, a college teacher, uses her ideas to understand literature. My rock musician sons shape their ideas in to music. I take my ideas and turn them into stories.Avis advice for people who want to write: I believe reading is the key to writing. the more you read, the better your writing can be.

He adds, Listen, and watch the world around you. Dont be satisfied with answers others give you. Dont assume that because everyone believes a thing, that it is right or wrong. Reason things out for yourself. Work to get answers on your own. Understand why you believe things. Finally, write what you honestly feel, then learn from the



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