Secrets of Writing

Media Sheet



"Best Trade Book with Educational Application"

Given by the Global Learning Initiative,

a partnership between the Bologna Children's Book Fair,

and The Association of Educational Publishers

"Children's Choices" Award Winner

Given by The International Reading Association-Children's Book Council

An ABA Book Sense "Pick of the Lists"

A Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner

An Honors National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA)

ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award Finalist

Narrative Descriptor

Without displacing any writing curriculum, and without gimmicks, SHOW; DON’T TELL! presents author Josephine Nobisso’s innovative yet accessible writing tips for writers of all levels. In a fun and engrossing lesson, in which irresistible characters participate, it concretely demonstrates grammar-based, educationally sound strategies that can make an immediate impact on all written work.

Author Bio

Josephine Nobisso has published over two-dozen books for children and adults. Her greatest authorial pride, however, lies in having been acknowledged in several books by other writers. Every year, Ms. Nobisso conducts over 100 writing workshops in her unique method, from which SHOW; DON’T TELL! is drawn. She is a frequent lecturer and favorite media guest in the USA and abroad. The National Catholic Educational Association has named her "Distinguished Graduate" and Delta Kappa Gamma gave her the "Friend of Education Award" for "outstanding service to promoting quality education."

Foreign Rights Sales



Author: Josephine Nobisso

Illustrator: Eva Montanari

Publisher: Gingerbread House

Trim Size: w 9¾" × h 11¼" w/ Dust Jacket

Pages: 40, Full Color Illustrations

Ages: 7 & Up

Hardcover ISBN: 0-940112-13-2

Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0-940112-13-1

Hardcover Price: US $28.95 / CAN $31.95