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Faith McNulty (1918–2005)

Teoksen If You Decide to Go to the Moon tekijä

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When a Boy Goes to Bed at Night (1963) 3 kappaletta
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New York City, New York, USA
Wakefield, Rhode Island, USA
Barnard College (dropped out)
Rhode Island State College (dropped out)
wildlife writer
children's book author
McNulty, John (husband) (1)
The New Yorker
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Faith McNulty, née Corrigan, was born in New York City and spent her childhood summers on her grandmother's farm in Wakefield, Rhode Island. She attended Barnard College for one year, then Rhode Island State College. However, she dropped out of college after getting a job as a copy girl at the New York Daily News. She later worked for Life magazine. During World War II, she worked for the U.S. Office of War Information in London.

She became a staff writer at The New Yorker, a position she held from 1953 to 1994. In 1980, a collection of her New Yorker pieces was published as The Wildlife Stories of Faith McNulty.

She also wrote numerous books on animals and country life for children and adults, including How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World (1979), When I Lived With Bats (1998), and The Whooping Crane: The Bird that Defies Distinction (1966).
In 1945, she married
John McNulty, also a writer and journalist, with whom she had a son. Along with Thomas Wolfe, Truman Capote, Gay Talese, and James Baldwin, Faith McNulty became a major figure in the development of the "creative nonfiction" genre, also called "New Journalism" or literary journalism. Her most famous book, The Burning Bed, published in 1980, was a prime example. It was based on the true story of Francine Hughes, who in 1977 set fire to the bedroom in which her husband was sleeping, claiming he had been abusing her for 13 years. The jury at her trial found her not guilty.
The book was adapted into a 1994 NBC-TV movie. Towards the end of her life, Faith wrote a weekly column for The Providence Journal on a local animal shelter run by the Animal Welfare League. Her last book was If You Decide to Go to the Moon (2005), a children's picture book illustrated by Steven Kellogg, which won the Boston Globe's Horn Book Award for Nonfiction.



I love this to open a unit on the Moon and/or space!
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BDent114 | 35 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 2, 2023 |
Very short little book about how the author found an orphaned woodchuck and cared for it. She raised it in her house, then moved it to a hole outside by a stone wall on the property, then eventually had to trap and relocate it further away because it kept coming back for handouts! Getting the woodchuck to find and eat wild foods on its own seemed the hardest part. I often see woodchucks in the roadside verges here, and thought of them as just big fat ground squirrels. Which they are. But it was nice to learn a little more about them, and reflect on how beautiful the author eventually found them to be, in their own way. The middle of the book switches from the personal story about this one woodchuck, to share information the author learned via her library research, then it goes back to tell how the woodchuck was finally returned to the wild. The illustrations by Darby Morrell are just exquisite.… (lisätietoja)
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jeane | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 8, 2023 |
A short, simple story, beautifully illustrated in great detail, of the author's rescuing of a baby woodchuck whose mother was dead. McNulty cares for "Chuck," researches woodchucks at the library, and rehomes him into the wild when it's time.

See also: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
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JennyArch | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 23, 2022 |
We recently unearthed 15 boxes of books in my dad's old storage building. They are all from the 1970s and earlier. Some of them are my books from childhood, so I have to hang on to a few of them. This is one that I remember reading to my kindergarten class! I was a smarty too!
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glade1 | 1 muu arvostelu | Mar 25, 2022 |



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