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Ruth Sawyer (1880–1970)

Teoksen Roller Skates tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

Roller Skates (1936) 1,327 kappaletta
Journey Cake, Ho! (1954) 697 kappaletta
The Way of the Storyteller (1942) 230 kappaletta
This Way to Christmas (1916) 80 kappaletta
The Christmas Anna Angel (1944) 77 kappaletta
The Year of Jubilo (1940) 64 kappaletta
The Long Christmas (1941) 58 kappaletta
The Enchanted Schoolhouse (1956) 49 kappaletta
The year of the Christmas dragon (1960) 21 kappaletta
Old Con and Patrick (1946) 19 kappaletta

Associated Works

A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Avustaja — 284 kappaletta
The Young Folks Shelf of Books, Volume 02: Once Upon a Time (1957) — Avustaja — 176 kappaletta
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Avustaja — 151 kappaletta
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (2002) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 8: Devils (1987) — Avustaja — 88 kappaletta
Princess Tales (1971) — Avustaja — 87 kappaletta
A Book of Princesses (1963) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
Told Under the Christmas Tree (1941) — Avustaja; Johdanto — 81 kappaletta
Folk and Fairy Tales (Childcraft) (1949) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta
Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season (1656) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
Reader's Digest Great Stories for Young Readers (1969) — Avustaja — 67 kappaletta
Christmas Fairy Tales (1996) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
Round the Christmas Tree (1983) — Tekijä — 45 kappaletta
A Golden Land (1958) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
The Animals' Christmas (1944) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
The Second Armada Ghost Book (1968) — Avustaja, eräät painokset16 kappaletta
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Avustaja, eräät painokset5 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla

Yleistieto

Virallinen nimi
Durand, Ruth Sawyer
Syntymäaika
1880-08-05
Kuolinaika
1970-06-03
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Kuolinpaikka
Maine, USA
Asuinpaikat
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Maine, USA
Ithaca, New York, USA
Ireland
Cuba
Koulutus
Columbia University (BS|Fokelore and Storytelling|1904)
Ammatit
children's book author
storyteller
teacher
folklorist
Suhteet
McCloskey, Robert (son-in-law)
Brackett, Anna C. (teacher)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1965)
Regina Medal (1965)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Ruth Sawyer was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the youngest of five children in a wealthy family. They moved to New York City while she was still a baby. She had an Irish nanny who inspired her love of storytelling. Ruth attended private school and studied at the Garland Kindergarten Training School. In 1900, she traveled to Cuba, where she taught storytelling to kindergarten teachers. After returning to the USA, she won a scholarship to study storytelling and folk lore at Columbia University, earning a BS in education in 1904. She then went to work for the New York City school system, and in 1910 started the first storytelling program for children for the New York Public Library. She wrote articles for The New York Sun, which twice sent her on trips to Ireland, where she collected folk tales and continued to study the art of storytelling. Eventually she became renowned for her folk tale collections and storytelling expertise. In 1911, she married Albert Durand, an ophthalmologist with whom she had two children and lived in Ithaca, New York. She continued to write under her birth name. Her first book was a novel for adults, The Primrose Ring, published in 1915, and adapted into a silent film. The following year, she published her first book for children, This Way to Christmas. She published one book every year or two for the next 20 years. Her best-known book, a fictionalized semi-autobiography entitled Roller Skates, appeared in 1936 and won the Newbery Medal. A second volume continuing the story, The Year of Jubilo, was published in 1940. In 1944, she published The Way of the Storyteller, which was used as a textbook for teachers, librarians and storytellers for many years. The Christmas Anna Angel (1944), illustrated by Kate Seredy, was a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal. Maggie Rose, Her Birthday Christmas (1952) was illustrated by Maurice Sendak. For the book Journey Cake, Ho! (1953), she collaborated with famed children's writer-illustrator Robert McCloskey, her son-in-law (author of Make Way for Ducklings), and the book was a runner-up for the 1954 Caldecott. In 1965, she received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the professional children's librarians, for her "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

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Kirja-arvosteluja

Bit too American for me
 
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vdt_melbourne | Jan 15, 2024 |
I really appreciated this author’s writing style. I found it very quirky and funny, and I thought she captured life through ten year-old Lucinda’s eyes quite well. And Lucinda was a very uniquely charming character to follow around. (She explains how addition sums are the best way to explain the word inevitable, for example.) There's a scene that really upset me, which I don't particularly appreciate, but it shows that I'm invested in the characters and their plight. I would recommend this one.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Allyoopsi | 28 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 22, 2022 |
Lucinda is a different child, not conforming to certain "standards" her parents and Aunt Emily think she should. While her parents are away for a year Lucinda stays with less restrictive guardians and discovers that life offers good and bad, happy and sad experiences that will guide and mold her into adulthood. Worthy of the Newberry medal it won.
 
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fuzzi | 28 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 17, 2021 |
 
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pszolovits | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 3, 2021 |

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