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Paula Danziger (1944–2004)

Forfatter af Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon

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Paula Danziger was born in Washington, D.C., on August 18, 1944. She received her Master's Degree in reading and began her career as a teacher. She has taught at the junior high, high school, and college levels. Danziger is best known for a series of children's books about Amber Brown, including vis mere Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown, and Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit. Each of these books deals with a "crisis" in the life of young Amber Brown, such as her progressing to fourth grade. Danziger's writing is often inspired by conversations with her niece, Carrie, who is the model for Amber Brown. Other books by Danziger include The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Remember Me to Harold Square, and Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James. Danziger has become popular in Britain where she was nominated for the British Book Award for Children. She has also received several awards in America: the Parent's Choice Award, an International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Award, and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award. Danziger takes time out from writing to host a literary segment on a BBC children's show, called Live and Kicking. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Paula Danzig, Paula Danziger, Paula Danziger, Paula Danzinger


Værker af Paula Danziger

Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon (1994) 2,033 eksemplarer
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (1974) 1,304 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Goes Fourth (1995) 1,285 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit (1996) 1,136 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue (1998) 954 eksemplarer
P.S. Longer Letter Later (1998) 887 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Sees Red (1997) 884 eksemplarer
Forever Amber Brown (1996) 850 eksemplarer
I, Amber Brown (1999) 772 eksemplarer
Snail Mail, No More (2000) 603 eksemplarer
What a Trip, Amber Brown! (2001) 535 eksemplarer
There's a Bat in Bunk Five (1980) 495 eksemplarer
It's Justin Time, Amber Brown (2001) 469 eksemplarer
This Place Has No Atmosphere (1986) 467 eksemplarer
The Pistachio Prescription (1978) 455 eksemplarer
Remember Me to Harold Square (1985) 303 eksemplarer
Everyone Else's Parents said Yes (1989) 256 eksemplarer
The Divorce Express (1982) 243 eksemplarer
United Tates of America (2002) 216 eksemplarer
Make Like a Tree and Leave (1990) 189 eksemplarer
Earth to Matthew (1991) 183 eksemplarer
It's an Aardvark-Eat-Turtle World (1985) 174 eksemplarer
Not for a Billion Gazillion Dollars (1992) 170 eksemplarer
Thames Doesn't Rhyme With James (1994) 137 eksemplarer
Barfburger Baby, I Was Here First (2004) 60 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink (2012) 60 eksemplarer
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Is on the Move (2013) 40 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Horses Around (2014) 29 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Box Set (1997) 13 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Treasury (2001) 4 eksemplarer
Divorce / Aardvark (1994) 3 eksemplarer
Clara Rosa Vê Vermelho (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Amber Brown Scrap Book (2006) 2 eksemplarer
Clara rosa quer uma chance (2000) 2 eksemplarer
EU CLARA ROSA (2010) 1 eksemplar
Que Viaje, Ambar Brown! (2007) 1 eksemplar
Un día en la feria con Ámbar (2006) 1 eksemplar
Ambra Chiaro va in quarta (1998) 1 eksemplar
La rentrée de Lili Graffiti (1999) 1 eksemplar
Guai in vista per Ambra Chiaro (2004) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Pigebørn eller Meg, Jo, Beth og Amy (1868) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver26,141 eksemplarer
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903) — Efterskrift, nogle udgaver4,040 eksemplarer
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Bidragyder — 263 eksemplarer

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After enjoying the brief television series, I wanted to give these books a try, especially this one since it’s set at Christmas/Hanukkah. I haven’t read the other books that come before this one in the series, but this read just fine as a standalone.

As far as the holiday content, there’s a little crafting, a little shopping, some gift exchanges, etc., those were fun bits and I know this is a super short book to suit its intended audience and the story rightfully had more important things to deal with in few pages to do so, still I would have loved a smidge more of that festive feeling squeezed in throughout.

This excelled when it came to the emotional side of things, it genuinely captured how it feels to be a kid, whether it’s the pressure to keep up with her friends getting their ears pierced, the guilt plaguing Amber when she breaks the rules, or most poignant of all navigating the tricky feelings of divorce, a mom who doesn’t seem to even like her dad anymore, a dad moving into a new place, and a soon to be stepdad she loves even though she’d rather her parents were still together, all of that is really well conveyed here.
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SJGirl | 11 andre anmeldelser | Nov 28, 2023 |
Amber's Dad has moved back to town, and she has complicated feelings about this. It's a cute slice of life, some sad feelings, some happy feelings, some bad behaviour, mostly muddling through.
atreic | 11 andre anmeldelser | Nov 24, 2023 |
Matthew Martin is anxiously awaiting his 10th birthday party, while harassing his sisters and all the girls in his 6th grade class.
LindaLeeJacobs | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 24, 2023 |



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