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        Candace Fleming

        Author Candace Fleming discusses her early start in storytelling, her writing process, why she loves historical research, and her ideas behind the way she shares history with readers. She also reads an excerpt from The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School. Fleming has always been a storyteller. As a preschooler, she told neighbors all about her three-legged cat named Spot, and in kindergarten, she told classmates about the ghost living in her attic. Her parents encouraged these stories, and, once Fleming could write, she filled notebooks with her stories, plays, and poems. As a children's and young adult author, her fiction titles — books like The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary and Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide! — are known for their lively humor, while her non-fiction titles — Our Eleanor and The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary — are praised for making history come alive for young readers.

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        The Adventures of Candy and Spot

        Candace Fleming shares some of her earliest stories about the adventures of Candy and Spot, the three-legged cat. Fleming has always been a storyteller. As a preschooler, she told neighbors all about her three-legged cat named Spot, and in kindergarten, she told classmates about the ghost living in her attic. Her parents encouraged these stories, and, once Fleming could write, she filled notebooks with her stories, plays, and poems. As a children's and young adult author, her fiction titles — books like "The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary" and "Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!" — are known for their lively humor, while her non-fiction titles — "Our Eleanor and The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary" — are praised for making history come alive for young readers.

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        Forming New Visions of History

        Candace Fleming talks about the scrapbook format of her book about the Lincolns. Fleming has always been a storyteller. As a preschooler, she told neighbors all about her three-legged cat named Spot, and in kindergarten, she told classmates about the ghost living in her attic. Her parents encouraged these stories, and, once Fleming could write, she filled notebooks with her stories, plays, and poems. As a children's and young adult author, her fiction titles — books like "The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary" and "Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!" — are known for their lively humor, while her non-fiction titles — "Our Eleanor and The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary" — are praised for making history come alive for young readers.

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        Primary Sources and the Power of Three

        Candace Fleming shares her approach to original research and her standards for sourcing. Fleming has always been a storyteller. As a preschooler, she told neighbors all about her three-legged cat named Spot, and in kindergarten, she told classmates about the ghost living in her attic. Her parents encouraged these stories, and, once Fleming could write, she filled notebooks with her stories, plays, and poems. As a children's and young adult author, her fiction titles — books like "The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary" and "Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!" — are known for their lively humor, while her non-fiction titles — "Our Eleanor and The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary" — are praised for making history come alive for young readers.

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        C-L-A-P-S

        C-L-A-P-S is Candace Fleming's framework for teaching young writers how to craft a story. Fleming has always been a storyteller. As a preschooler, she told neighbors all about her three-legged cat named Spot, and in kindergarten, she told classmates about the ghost living in her attic. Her parents encouraged these stories, and, once Fleming could write, she filled notebooks with her stories, plays, and poems. As a children's and young adult author, her fiction titles — books like "The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary" and "Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!" — are known for their lively humor, while her non-fiction titles — "Our Eleanor and The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary" — are praised for making history come alive for young readers.

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        Sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom

        Who knew that Candace Fleming & Abe Lincoln shared a connection long before she started writing about him? Fleming has always been a storyteller. As a preschooler, she told neighbors all about her three-legged cat named Spot, and in kindergarten, she told classmates about the ghost living in her attic. Her parents encouraged these stories, and, once Fleming could write, she filled notebooks with her stories, plays, and poems. As a children's and young adult author, her fiction titles — books like "The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary" and "Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Hide!" — are known for their lively humor, while her non-fiction titles — "Our Eleanor and The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary" — are praised for making history come alive for young readers.

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