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I would say that you should let the story play out. If you are planning on writing a chapter book for children who are just learning to read, I would keep it around 200 hundred pages. It's hard to get a kid to willingly pick up a 500 page book. But, if you find yourself around 200 pages but have more of you story to tell, don't try to wrap it up to get a ...
Just write the story and don't worry in the beginning about how many pages. The story itself will dictate when you should stop. Also, if you are looking at shopping it around to publishers they will let you know what their criteria are. Good Luck!
In my experience, most publishers prefer to match the artist and the writer themselves, so they prefer the manuscript to not have pictures included. The only real exception is for people who do both well, and even then they are likely to have first established themselves as one or the other. If you do decided to submit both, the manuscript should be ...
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