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Constance C. Greene (1924–2021)

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Constance C. Greene was a children's book author. She was born in New York City on October 27, 1924. She was from a family of writers. In the 1940s, she attended Skidmore College. During World War II, she was a reporter for the Associated Press. She was the author of 25 books for young readers. Her vis mere first and best-known book was A Girl Called Al (1969). It was an American Library Association Notable Book. Beat the Turtle Drum (1976) was made into an ABC Afterschool Special. Some of her other books included Isabelle the Itch, Leo the Lioness, Star Shine, Ask Anybody, Al(exandra) the Great, and I Know You, Al. She also published an adult novel entitled Other Plans. Constance C. Greene died at the Connecticut Hospice on April 7, 2021. She was 96. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Constance C. Greene

A Girl Called Al (1969) 169 eksemplarer
Beat the Turtle Drum (1976) 131 eksemplarer
Al(exandra) the Great (1981) 65 eksemplarer
Isabelle the Itch (1973) 64 eksemplarer
Isabelle Shows Her Stuff (1984) 47 eksemplarer
Double Dare O'Toole (1981) 46 eksemplarer
I Know You, Al (1975) 45 eksemplarer
Your Old Pal, Al (1979) 43 eksemplarer
Just Plain Al (1986) 42 eksemplarer
I and Sproggy (1978) 27 eksemplarer
Star Shine (1985) 24 eksemplarer
Dotty's Suitcase (1980) 22 eksemplarer
Leo the Lioness (1970) 19 eksemplarer
Al's Blind Date (1989) 18 eksemplarer
Nora: Maybe a Ghost Story (1993) 17 eksemplarer
Unmaking of Rabbit (1972) 15 eksemplarer
Ask Anybody (1983) 15 eksemplarer
Monday I Love You (1978) 12 eksemplarer
Isabelle and Little Orphan (1988) 11 eksemplarer
Odds on Oliver (1993) 11 eksemplarer
Getting Nowhere (1977) 9 eksemplarer
The Ears of Louis (1974) 9 eksemplarer
Other Plans (1985) 4 eksemplarer
The Good-Luck Bogie Hat (1975) 4 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Funny You Should Ask (1992) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Within Reach: Ten Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer

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lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
At first it was difficult for me to relate to the child's bad grammar and sophisticated expressiveness, but when I met his cool mom it made more sense. This is clearly a product of the '70s, esp. NYC and divorced/ remarried families - the themes feel kinda stale. But the characters and the setting have such charm I would like another book about them, a chance to really get to know them, rather than just feeling like we've been introduced before the book is over.
Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Re-reading this book for the first time in almost two decades, I have to believe this was probably one of the first books I read with a truly feminist message. Al's word for it is "nonconformist", but it really boils down to "I refuse to look a certain way just because society says that's what's 'pretty'" and "I buy my own sweaters!" in the manner of Destiny's Child singing about buying their own diamond rings. "The shoes on my feet / I bought 'em!" In short, Al rocks pretty hard as a role model, but she also deals very realistic doubts and fears. She wrestles with loneliness from eating alone while her divorced mom dates around, with questions about why her dad sends cards and money but never visits, and why girls aren't allowed to take shop. (Hopefully that last part would seem pretty dated to millennials, though.) Most interestingly, though, Al is seen only through the eyes of a narrator, a classmate whose name we never learn, a point of view that underscores the importance of Al's persona: she's affecting the people around her as she declares her nonconformity.… (mere)
BraveNewBks | 3 andre anmeldelser | Mar 10, 2016 |



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