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American Arthur - Natalie Standiford

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1: Table of contents | Author Biography Biblical Persuasive Literary Analysis | Page 3 Page14 Page | 1

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3: “I first started to write stories in the third grade and I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since,” Natalie Standiford, “But now I can see that I am very lucky to have found my literary niche, and writing for children is it..” I was not always into writing children’s book’s. | 3

4: "I was born in Baltimore, Maryland. so were both of my parents. All my grandparents were from Maryland too. most of my familt still lives in Balitmore. It's that kind of place." When I was fifteen I promised my self that someday I would live in New York. I had just seen Annie Hall for the first time. Right after college I kept my promise and moved to Manhattan. | 4 | 5 | 5

5: "As a little girl, I took ballet lessons, and violin lessons and gymnastics." | We went sailing alot. | I have a sister,kakie, and two brothers, John and jim | 5

6: In college I Majored in Russian language and literature. After college I moved back to New York. When I got back I landed two part time jobs: clerk in a bookstore and a reader for a blind lawer. I then took an editing job because I was not sure how to become a writer. | 6

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8: I started out writing easy readers, picture books, and chapter books for younger children and now im writing for teens. | I also play bass in a rock band called Ruffian | 8

9: Some of my books include: Elle Woods Series wich became Legally Blonde The Stone Giant The Best Monkeys in the World Space Dog series The Dating Game Series Balto Astronauts are sleeping | i | 9

11: Awards: Puffin Award Alaska Association of School Librarians Fifty Books of the Year Citation Federation of Childrens Book Groups

12: In Conclution I have grown up writing stories. I have written picture books, non-fiction, chapter books, ten novels, and have even written horror for young adult readers. I love what I do and I wouldn't cahnge it for the world. | 12

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14: Biblical Integration

15: Natalie standiford does not integrate a biblical aspect into her young adult writings. | In her series The Dating Game her out look on dating is not at all biblical. In her series, the main charecters do what ever makes them feel good.They creat a dating match site for their school and try to find "perfect" matches for them selves based on looks.

17: The main charecters, Madison, Holly, and Lina are destin to find their matches and explore the dating world of the aveage Sophmore, from kissing to sex and even love, what ever it takes. They are mixed into a world of sexual sin and the wrong out look on what it really takes to find the One. They end up putting boyfriends before friendship and are wisked away by many differnt offers of drugs to sex. They lust after guys in thier school and Lina actualy starts to lust after her teacher. They risk every thing even beeing expeled from school just to keep the dating site going.

18: In Conclusion Natalie Standiford does not integrate biblical outlooks into her young adult writings. The Dating Game series is full of worldly sin that every teenager can easly fall into. It is present at every school and in ever setting of your life. Natalie tells the reader it is ok to fall to the worldly sins even with the consequences of your actions.

21: Works Cited Contemporary authors online, gale, 200. Reproduced in biography resorce center. Farmington Hills, Mich: Gale, 2008. http://0-galent.galegroup.pm.sable.jefferson.lib.co.us/serviet/BioRC "Standiford, Natalie 1961." Something About the Author. Vol. 169. Detroit:Gale, 2006.3pp. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Gale. Jefferson County public Library. 1 Oct. 2008 http://0-find.galegroup,com.sable.jefferson.lib.co.us/ips/start.do?prodld=IPS. Standiford, Natalie. "Biography." Natalie Standiford. Msarch/20/06. Natalie Standiford Home Page. 12 Oct 2008 .

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