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Karen Cushman

Teoksen Catherine, Called Birdy tekijä

17+ Works 13,744 Jäsentä 332 arvostelua 15 Favorited

About the Author

Karen Cushman was born on October 4, 1941 and grew up in a working-class family in Chicago, but never put much thought into becoming a writer. Though she wrote poetry and plays as a child, Cushman didn't begin writing professionally for young adults until she was fifty. She holds an MA in both näytä lisää Human Behavior and Museum Studies. Cushman has always been interested in history. It was this interest that led her to her research into medieval England and its culture, which led to both Catherine, Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor Book, and The Midwife's Apprentice, her second book and winner of the prestigious Newbery Award in 1996. Both Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice have earned many awards and honors including the Gold Kite Award for Fiction from the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and was chosen as one of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year. Cushman's work has also been recognized for excellence by Horn Book, Parenting Magazine, Hungry Mind Review, and the American Library Association. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Author Karen Cushman at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53330002

Tekijän teokset

Catherine, Called Birdy (1994) 5,254 kappaletta
The Midwife's Apprentice (1995) 4,322 kappaletta
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (1996) — Tekijä — 1,295 kappaletta
Matilda Bone (2000) 1,031 kappaletta
Rodzina (2003) 648 kappaletta
Alchemy and Meggy Swann (2010) 467 kappaletta
The Loud Silence of Francine Green (2006) 346 kappaletta
Will Sparrow's Road (2012) 170 kappaletta
Grayling's Song (2016) 140 kappaletta
War and Millie McGonigle (2021) 43 kappaletta
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (1998) — Tekijä — 17 kappaletta

Associated Works

Colman (2004) — Johdanto, eräät painokset336 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Chicago, Illinois, USA
Vashon Island, Washington, USA
Stanford University (MA - Human Behavior, MA - Museum Studies)
adjunct professor
Cushman, Philip (husband)
John F. Kennedy University (Assistant Director - Museum Studies Department)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
According to Karen Cushman's web site: When I was little, my Polish grandpa took me for walks through the alleys of Chicago. I would collect treasures — rubber bands and marbles, perfectly good pencils, maple leaves and robins’ eggs — and take them home to put in a box under my bed. I think that’s what being a writer is like. The treasures I collect now are bits of information fantasies memories, and imaginings, and I take them and put them in a story.
I write historical fiction, novels that may be about made up characters and events but take place in a real time or place.



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Different than the Karen Cushman books Im used to but I enjoyed it
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mutantpudding | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 8, 2023 |
When California Morning Whipple's widowed mother uproots her family from their comfortable Massachusetts environs and moves them to a rough mining camp called Lucky Diggins in the Sierras, California Morning resents the upheaval. Desperately wanting to control something in her own life, she decides to be called Lucy, and as Lucy she grows and changes in her strange and challenging new environment. Here Karen Cushman helps the American Gold Rush spring to colorful life.
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PlumfieldCH | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 9, 2023 |
As an audio book read by a delightful young actress, Catherine transported me to another time and place. Made for a few interesting conversations with my teenage daughter.

Re-read (listened) when the title came up as a Lena Dunham production for screen. How will this go?
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rebwaring | 80 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 14, 2023 |
Having grown up with classic films and a fascination with everything surrounding WWII (fashion, food, the historical context, the MOVIE STARS).....I enjoyed War and Millie McGonigle. She is a young girl struggle with the loss of the grandmother, the loss of a familiar world, dealing with rations and random family members moving in. Millie is all about "her book of dead things." In the hopes that by honoring what is dead she can keep WWII from her doorstep. And she can remember her Gran.

This book is about Millie's self discovery. Can she prevent bad things from happening? What good does complaining do? What makes a friend? What about her relationship with her siblings--are they really running the family?

What I appreciated was Millie discovering that while there is something about honoring the dead, she needs to focus on what is living. THAT is how you "beat the fear." I try to do this in my own personal life.
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msgabbythelibrarian | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 11, 2023 |



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