Why readers read what writers write
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Hugh Crago is co-author (with Maureen Crago) ofPrelude to Literacy (1983). His new book,A Family in Time, will be published in 1994 by McPhee-Gribble/Penguin (Melbourne). “Why Readers Read What Writers Write” is an edited version of Chapter 1 of a forthcoming book entitledStories Make Us Make Stories.
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- Why readers read what writers write
Children's Literature in Education
Volume 24, Issue 4 , pp 277-289
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