Grade 5

Theme 5: One Land, Many Trails


Elena by Diane Stanley

Hyperion Books

Meet the Author

Diane Stanley gives credit to her mother, Fay Stanley, for inspiring her creativity as a child. Her mother read books to her and took her to the theater and art galleries. The two of them even created books together. "She would type up my words, and I would draw the pictures," Stanley recalls. Fay Stanley also published mystery books, which taught her daughter "that books are written by ordinary people who like words and are willing to work hard."

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