Biography of Cynthia Rylant
Cynthia Rylant (born June 6, 1954) is an American author and librarian. She has written more than 100 children's books, including works of fiction (picture books, short stories and novels), nonfiction, and poetry. Several of her books have won awards, including her novel Missing May, which won the 1993 Newbery Medal, and A Fine White Dust which was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Two of her books are Caldecott Honor Books.
Many of Rylant's books are about her childhood in Appalachia, her pets, the joys and hardships of family life, and the feelings of loners. Many of her books are written in series.
Cynthia Rylant Poems
God Went To Beauty School
He went there to learn how to give a good perm and ended up just crazy
When he finally died, they kept them around the house the longest time,
Todd's Hardware was dust and a monkey— a real one, on the second floor— and Mrs. Todd there behind the glass cases. We stepped over buckets of nails and lawnmowers
When he finally died, they kept
them around the house
the longest time,
tripping on them,
arranging them beneath the beds,