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Vivian Vande Velde

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About the Author

Vivian Vande Velde (born 1951, Rochester, New York) is an American author who writes books primarily aimed at children and young adults. She currently resides in Rochester, New York. Her novels and short story collections usually contain elements of horror, fantasy, and humor. Her book Never Trust näytä lisää a Dead Man (1999) received the 2000 Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Novel. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Heir Apparent (2002) 1,225 kappaletta
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem (2000) 724 kappaletta
Dragon's Bait (1992) 693 kappaletta
Companions of the Night (1995) 682 kappaletta
Smart Dog (1998) 434 kappaletta
A Well-Timed Enchantment (1990) 347 kappaletta
A Hidden Magic (1985) 316 kappaletta
Now You See It... (2005) 312 kappaletta
Three Good Deeds (2005) 309 kappaletta
Cloaked in Red (2010) 303 kappaletta
Curses, Inc. and Other Stories (1997) 277 kappaletta
The Book of Mordred (2005) 269 kappaletta
Never Trust a Dead Man (2000) 257 kappaletta
Being Dead (2001) 254 kappaletta
User Unfriendly (1991) 227 kappaletta
Stolen (2008) 186 kappaletta
Magic Can Be Murder (2000) 178 kappaletta
A Coming Evil (1998) 162 kappaletta
All Hallows' Eve: 13 Stories (2006) 160 kappaletta
Remembering Raquel (2007) 156 kappaletta
Frogged (2013) 135 kappaletta
Deadly Pink (2012) 132 kappaletta
The Princess Imposter (2017) 127 kappaletta
The Changeling Prince (1998) 124 kappaletta
Wizard at Work (2003) 111 kappaletta
The Conjurer Princess (1997) 110 kappaletta
Witch Dreams (1800) 95 kappaletta
23 Minutes (2016) 88 kappaletta
Troll Teacher (2000) 53 kappaletta
Spellbound (1998) 48 kappaletta
Alison, Who Went Away (2001) 40 kappaletta
Ghost of a Hanged Man (1998) 38 kappaletta
Witch's Wishes (2003) 33 kappaletta
Squirrel in the House (2016) 31 kappaletta
The Prince Problem (2018) 17 kappaletta
Squirrel in the Museum (2019) 14 kappaletta
Squirrel on Stage (2022) 5 kappaletta
deadly pink 1 kappale

Associated Works

Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales (2004) — Avustaja — 348 kappaletta
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection (1996) — Avustaja — 241 kappaletta
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts: Tales to Haunt You (1994) — Avustaja — 178 kappaletta
A Wizard's Dozen: Stories of the Fantastic (1993) — Avustaja — 159 kappaletta
A Nightmare's Dozen: Stories from the Dark (1996) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
Xanadu 2 (1994) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta

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characters are inside a game, Name that Book (syyskuu 2013)


A delightful fractured fairy tale! "Boy trouble" of various kinds makes Princess Imogene croak! But this quick-witted problem-solving princess turned frog is not defeated by bad poetry, poor playwright skills, the treacherous wainright's boy, or a tendency to dry out while hopping long distances. After a few setbacks on the stage, Imogene bands together with her friend, Luella, and saves herself in an unexpected but believeable leap. Lots of fun.
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Ldecher | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 22, 2023 |
First sentence: Squirrels tell the best stories. Wonderful squirrel stories I have heard include:
adventures such as "My Death-Defying Escape from A Cat,"
tragedies such as "Uncle Whiskers Drops a French Fry and Watches as a Seagull Steals It Away,"
romances such as "How Your Father and I Met in a Trash Can,"
and comedies such as, "Nearsighted Cousin Chatter Mistakes a Lawn Ornament for Her Brother."

Premise/plot: Twitch the squirrel and Sweetie the Library Rat have an adventure. Sweetie persuades Twitch, who is reluctant, to go see the school play. The librarian has written a stage version of Cinderella. Sweetie loves this story so much. But a squirrel and a rat have a hard time seeing the action on stage....leading to hilarious results as they move closer and closer to the action on stage.

My thoughts: I enjoyed this one. The narration alternates between Twitch and Sweetie. It's a fun adventure of two friends who love stories. It was fun to see these two appear on stage in the production of Cinderella. I definitely recommend this series.
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blbooks | Feb 10, 2023 |
First sentence: I am a very highly educated squirrel. I always paid attention to my mother's life lessons. Some of my mother's life lessons: Don't let an owl eat you. Don't let a weasel eat you. Don't let a fox eat you. Don't let a wolf eat you.

Premise/plot: Twitch the Squirrel tags along on a field trip to a museum. Twitch normally sticks close to the school, but his curiosity about wolves leads him to want to go on a field trip with a class visiting the museum. He sees many, many, many rooms in the museum. Plenty of misadventures/adventures are had. Not everyone--especially the adults--want a squirrel in the museum. In fact, there's a frantic attempt to CAPTURE the squirrel and get him out, out, out.

My thoughts: I thought this was a funny read. It's been years since I've read previous books in this series. But it could easily be read as a stand alone. Twitch is just an absolute delight as a narrator. What I would call a hoot.
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blbooks | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 10, 2023 |
What was WITH that BIZARRE fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin?

WHY would a miller claim that his daughter could spin straw into gold? WHY would the king believe him? And WHY would an odd little man that CAN spin straw into gold do so in exchange for a tiny gold ring? The story is just SILLY.

In an attempt to make sense of this wayward fairy tale, Vivian Vande Velde provides six alternative versions of the classic account, each of which is far more intriguing and revealing than the original.… (lisätietoja)
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vvbooklady | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 1, 2023 |



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