David Shannon

By: Whitney Taylor

Central Idea

David Shannon writes books for kids. I know this because his first book that he wrote was a book for kids and he got the idea of writing children books. He published his first book in 1993 in New York because he was inspired. I know that David Shannon got inspired for his first book because of one of the books that he wrote in kindergarten.

Summery of Research

David Shannon has a wife named Heddi and a daughter named Emma. He lives in Los Angeles, California. He writes books for children. Some of his books are Duck on a Bike, No David, a Bad Case of Stripes, & Alice the Fairy. Before David Shannon became an author he was a baseball player. He got the inspiration of writing the books about David from an inspiration.

Theme:

The theme of David Shannon's books is to always have some type of imagination. I think this because in the book Alice the Fairy, Alice imagined things that weren't what she said they were. Such as, whenever Alice said that her dad locked her away, but she just went to her bedroom. And that why I think that the theme of David Shannon's books are to always have some type of imagination.

Tone:

The tone of David Shannon's books is happy. I think this because in the books, a Bad Case of Stripes, Good Boy Fergus, and Alice the Fairy, all have the tone of happy. Also, all of David Shannon's books are happy books. And lastely, all of David Shannon's books have a happy ending. And that's why I think that the tone of David Shannon's books was happy. :)

Citations

"Author David Shannon of No, David! Series | Scholastic.com." Author David Shannon of No, David! Series | Scholastic.com. Web. 03 Mar. 2015. <http://www.scholastic.com/titles/nodavid/davidshannon.htm>.

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"David Shannon." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 03 Mar. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Shannon>.

"David Shannon - Books, Biography, Contact Information." David Shannon - Books, Biography, Contact Information. Web. 05 Mar. 2015. <http://www.jacketflap.com/david-shannon/35536>.

"David Shannon's Biography | Scholastic.com." Scholastic Teachers. Web. 04 Mar. 2015. <http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/david-shannon>.

Shannon, David. Alice the Fairy. New York: Blue Sky, 2004. Print.

Shannon, David. Good Boy, Fergus! New York: Blue Sky, 2006. Print.

Shannon, David. A Bad Case of Stripes. New York: Blue Sky, 1998. Print.