Wednesday, October 13, 2010

E.B White bio

    Well to start off E.B Whites real name is Elwyn Brooks White. He was born in Mount Vernon, New York on July 11,1899. He was also the son of a piano player named Samuel Tilly White an Jessi Hart. His family was not considered wealthy but they were going on well.He had two brothers and three sisters.E.B White graduated from his university in 1921.
    White was offered a teaching position at the University of Minnesota, but turned it down because his goal was to become a writer. He worked for the United Press International and the American Legion News Service in 1921 and 1922 and then became a reporter for the Seattle Times in 1922 and 1923. White then worked for two years with the Frank Seaman advertising agency as a production assistant and copywriter. During this time he had poems published in "The Conning Tower" of Franklin P. Adams, the newspaper columnist who helped several talented young people achieve success during the 1920s and 1930s.
    Ok so he wrote like over 17 books, poetry. He was also in 1973 elected to the Academy of Arts and Letters. He didnt only write childrens books he asloe wrote books sutible for adults. as well as essays, pems and sketches for The New Yorker mafazine.Unfornately he died on october 1,1985.     E B White