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Ralph Fletcher


Ralph Fletcher is a friend of writing teachers everywhere. Born
in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he received his bachelor's degree from
Dartmouth College and his master's degree from Columbia University.

A former member of the Teachers College Writing Project, he is
currently an author and consultant. He is the author or coauthor with
his wife, JoAnnn Portalupi, of numerous professional books and videos.

"It has been said that a writer needs to specialize. Alas, I never
did that," says Ralph about his prolific writing career. He has written
all kinds of books for kids, including poetry, picture books, and
chapter books. "I am a restless kind of person," he admits. "I don't
want to feel confined to any one genre or audience. I guess I am a
prolific writer, but I'd rather be remembered as an author of quality
than quantity."