Who Am I? A Name Game of Literary Stars Knowledge Cards

Who Am I? A Name Game of Literary Stars Knowledge Cards
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Who Am I? A Name Game of Literary Stars Knowledge Cards
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With 48 fact-filled cards per package, Knowledge Cards are a great source of condensed information—all in a deck the size of a pack of playing cards. Size: 3¼ x 4".

By Jeff Burkhart.

ISBN 9780764958250

Product Description

Scan your bookshelves at home or check out the collection of your local library: chances are slim that you’ll locate any volumes by Cordwainer Bird, Cecil Smith, or Howard Allen O’Brien. Yet you can safely bet that some of their work is at hand. Like movie stars and musicians, many writers have renamed themselves for their art. Regardless of their chosen genre, writers for centuries have benefitted from the mystery of noms de plume.

On the fronts of these 48 cards are in most cases the given names of writers, with factual clues to help you guess their pen names. The backs reveal their aliases along with biographical sketches. You can study the cards solo or use them as a quiz game for reading or writing groups. Either way, A Name Game of Literary Stars, the third deck of the Who Am I? series, is educational and fun.


Sample Card Text

I was born on December 16, 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England. I published all four of the major works released during my lifetime as written “By a Lady.” Six years after the 1811 publication of my first novel, I died, never really enjoying the celebrity that my novels certainly would have brought.

Answer At age 35, Jane Austen published her first novel, Sense and Sensibility (1811), identifying its author only as “ Lady.” Pride and Prejudice followed in 1813, Mansfield Park in 1814, and Emma in 1815, with each referring in their title pages to the earlier work or works, so that audiences could be assured that they were all written by the same author. Unfortunately, during her lifetime Austen never earned much money from her writing, and as a result of her anonymity also never received any accolades. And selling the rights to Pride and Prejudice for a flat fee ensured that she would never earn any royalties from its success. Austen also suffered from poor health and died at the age of 41. As a final indignity, her headstone in England’s famous Winchester Cathedral fails to mention that she was an author, instead only referring to her father’s accomplishments as the county’s rector.