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Irene Hunt (1) (1907–2001)

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Irene Hunt has established herself as one of the premier writers of children's and young adult literature. Her first book, Across Five Aprils, published in 1964, won great acclaim for its dazzling characterizations and colorful historical detail. It also won numerous awards, including an American vis mere Notable Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and the Charles W. Follett Award. She soon followed with other popular books such as Up a Road Slowly, which won a Newbery Medal, and No Promises in the Wind. Her books have received enthusiastic response due to their superior plot points and imaginative method of storytelling. Hunt was born on May 18, 1907, in Pontiac, Ill. and attended the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Originally a teacher of French and English in the public school system, she later taught psychology at the University of South Dakota, eventually returning to the public school system. Across Five Aprils was written in response to the literary needs of her students. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Irene Hunt

Across Five Aprils (1964) 4,855 eksemplarer
Up a Road Slowly (1966) 1,102 eksemplarer
No Promises in the Wind (1970) 694 eksemplarer
The Lottery Rose (1976) 546 eksemplarer
Trail of Apple Blossoms (1968) 52 eksemplarer
William (1977) 30 eksemplarer
The Everlasting Hills (1840) 29 eksemplarer
Claws of a Young Century (1980) 8 eksemplarer
Great Children's Stories : The Classic Volland Edition (1972) — Introduktion — 8 eksemplarer
Lift: The lottery rose (1997) 2 eksemplarer
Classic Children's Stories (1988) 1 eksemplar
L'année de mes seize ans. (1973) 1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
1907-05-18
Dødsdag
2001-05-18
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Pontiac, Illinois, USA
Dødssted
Savoy, Illinois, USA
Bopæl
Newton, Illinois, USA
Uddannelse
University of Minnesota (BA)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (MA)
University of Colorado
Erhverv
teacher
writer
children's book author
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Newbery Honor Medal 1964
Newbery Medal 1967
Kort biografi
Irene Hunt was born in Pontiac, Illinois to Franklin P. and Sarah Land Hunt. When she was a baby, the family moved to Newton, Illinois. In 1914, after her father died when Irene was only seven, she and her mother went to live on her grandparents' farm nearby. She had a lonely childhood but her grandfather told her stories about his own childhood during the Civil War that later influenced her writing. Irene earned degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota, and became a teacher of English and French in Illinois schools from 1930 to 1945. She taught psychology at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, for four years. She then returned to Illinois in 1950 to become a director of language arts in elementary and junior high school.

Irene was 57 years old in 1964 when her debut novel Across Five Aprils was published after she had received many rejection slips. Across Five Aprils, set in southern Illinois during the Civil War, received great acclaim -- it was chosen as a Newbery Honor Book and won a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and the Charles W. Follett Award. Her next novel, Up a Road Slowly (1966), received the 1967 Newbery Medal, among other honors. Irene retired in 1969 to devoted her time to writing, and published several more distinguished books for young readers and adults. Her work The Everlasting Hills received the Parents' Choice Award in 1985.

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In 1861, America is on the cusp of war, and young Jethro Creighton is just nine-years-old. His brother, Tom, and his cousin, Eb, are both of fighting age. As Jethro's family is pulled into the conflict between the North and the South, loyalties are divided, dreams are threatened, and their bonds are put to the test in this heart-wrenching, coming of age story.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 43 andre anmeldelser | Sep 21, 2023 |
Sad and nuanced. I’ll write a more complete review later.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 43 andre anmeldelser | Jun 18, 2023 |
1967 Newbery Medal Winner!
 
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vashonpatty | 25 andre anmeldelser | Apr 2, 2023 |
Good YA historical novel on the Civil War.
 
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kslade | 43 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2022 |

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Værker
13
Medlemmer
7,350
Popularitet
#3,327
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
87
ISBN
167
Sprog
2

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