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Gloria Skurzynski

Teoksen The Minstrel in the Tower (Stepping Stone) tekijä

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Author Gloria Skurzynski was born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania in 1930. She was educated at Carlow University. She writes both fiction and non-fiction books for children and young adults.She is the author of more than sixty books for young readers. In 1992, her work Almost the Real Thing: Simulation näytä lisää in Your High-Tech World won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. She writes the National Geographic National Parks series and the Virtual War Chronologs series. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Wolf Stalker (1998) 230 kappaletta
Deadly Waters (1999) 187 kappaletta
Cliff-Hanger (1998) 168 kappaletta
Valley of Death (2002) 152 kappaletta
Virtual War (1997) 139 kappaletta
The Hunted (2000) 136 kappaletta
Ghost Horses (2000) 130 kappaletta
Out of the Deep (2002) 118 kappaletta
Over the Edge (2002) 114 kappaletta
Rage of Fire (1999) 97 kappaletta
Escape from Fear (2002) 78 kappaletta
Buried Alive (2003) 75 kappaletta
Running Scared (2002) 67 kappaletta
Night of the Black Bear (2007) 51 kappaletta
What Happened In Hamelin (1993) 51 kappaletta
Caitlin's Big Idea (1995) 50 kappaletta
Spiders Voice (1999) 46 kappaletta
Trapped in the Slickrock Canyon (1984) 45 kappaletta
Good-bye, Billy Radish (1992) 36 kappaletta
Zero Gravity (1994) 34 kappaletta
Discover Mars (1998) 33 kappaletta
Lost in the Devil's Desert (1982) 25 kappaletta
Rockbuster (2001) 20 kappaletta
HERE COMES THE MAIL (1992) 18 kappaletta
Cyberstorm (1995) 17 kappaletta
Mystery Of The Vanishing Creatures (Mystery Solvers) (1997) — Tekijä — 17 kappaletta
Afterwar (2011) 16 kappaletta
The Tempering (1983) 15 kappaletta
Waves (1996) 15 kappaletta
Caught in the Moving Mountains (1984) 14 kappaletta
Honest Andrew (Let Me Read Book) (1980) 12 kappaletta
Robots: Your High-Tech World (1990) 9 kappaletta
Manwolf (1981) 9 kappaletta
Martin by Himself (1979) 8 kappaletta
The Magic Pumpkin (1971) 5 kappaletta
Dangerous Ground (1989) 3 kappaletta
The poltergeist of Jason Morey (1975) 3 kappaletta
In a Bottle with a Cork on Top (1976) 2 kappaletta
Swept in the Wave of Terror (1985) 1 kappale
Guerra virtuale (1999) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (1999) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
On The Edge: Stories At The Brink (2000) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 1980 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Syntymäaika
20th Century
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Asuinpaikat
Boise, Idaho, USA
Suhteet
Ferguson, Alane (daughter)

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READING LEVEL: 5.1 AR POINTS: 5.0
(Ages 8-12, grades 3-7)

This story is just so-so! I thought the story would focus more on whales, but it seemed to focus more on Bindy, the foster girl who everyone thought was literally a big fat liar. Her parents had died and she was adopted by an aunt who had a son. This son was golden-boy. He was a high school football star and very well liked. Bindy, on the other hand, was chunky, heavyset, over ate, all this the author made very clear. Golden-boy had a hidden mean streak and would beat up on Bindy.

Bindy finally got brave enough to tell her Aunt and Uncle but they didn’t believe her. It caused so much trouble in the family that they decided to throw her into the foster system where she would end up with the Landon family, who had two kids Jack and Ashley. Their mother was a scientist who studied the mysterious deaths of sea mammals. She was called to travel to Maine when suddenly there were 12 different varieties of sea mammals washed up onto the shore at Bar Harbor. Most were dead, but few were in the process of being stranded.

Where the story goes a little awry is when the kids find themselves in a dangerous adult crime situation by trying to solve the mystery themselves. There wasn’t too much written about whales, themselves, but the author does add an Afterward on true facts about whales and how sonar causes them to beach. The little bits and pieces of this story regarding whales are based on true facts.

The story just wasn’t what I thought it “could” be. Younger kids might find it interesting or boring. I’m just not even sure.
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MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
Fun story about a clever old woman who outwits a tiger and a wolf who want to eat her. The some of the language used to describe the woman and her home are subtly disrespectful--she lives in a "hut", not a "home", for example--and there's not much sign of awareness about Indian culture. The story is supposedly from Indian folklore; it could be a fun one to see retold and illustrated by people who know what they're talking about.
 
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books-n-pickles | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 29, 2021 |
Recommended reading from AFSME Council 2 conference.
 
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fancifulgirl | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 6, 2020 |

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