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E. L. Konigsburg (1930–2013)

Forfatter af From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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Elaine Lobl Konigsburg, noted children's writer and illustrator, was born February 10, 1930 in New York City. She received a BS in chemistry from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in 1952. She did graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh. Her best-known titles vis mere included A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, The Second Mrs. Giaconda, Father's Arcane Daughter, and Throwing Shadows. She won the Newbery Honor in 1968 for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and the William Allen White Award in 1970. She won the Newbery Medal again in 1997 for The View from Saturday. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was adapted into a motion picture starring Ingrid Bergman in 1973 and later released as The Hideaways in 1974. It became a television film starring Lauren Bacall in 1995. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was adapted for television as Jennifer and Me for NBC-TV in 1973. She died on April 19, 2013 from complications of a stroke that she had suffered a week prior at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af E. L. Konigsburg

The View from Saturday (1996) 6,020 eksemplarer
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver (1973) 1,344 eksemplarer
Silent to the Bone (2000) 1,344 eksemplarer
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place (2004) 1,330 eksemplarer
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (1967) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/..., nogle udgaver; Illustrator, nogle udgaver1,277 eksemplarer
The Second Mrs. Gioconda (1975) 1,259 eksemplarer
Father's Arcane Daughter (1976) 405 eksemplarer
About the B'Nai Bagels (1969) 355 eksemplarer
T-Backs, T-Shirts, Coat, and Suit (1993) 274 eksemplarer
Throwing Shadows (1979) 250 eksemplarer
Up From Jericho Tel (1986) 211 eksemplarer
Journey to an 800 Number (1982) 205 eksemplarer
(george) (1970) 200 eksemplarer
Altogether, One at a Time (1971) 169 eksemplarer
The Dragon In The Ghetto Caper (1974) 143 eksemplarer
The E. L. Konigsburg Collection (2007) 96 eksemplarer
Samuel Todd's Book of Great Colors (1990) 33 eksemplarer
Caroline? [1990 TV movie] (1997) — Writer — 4 eksemplarer
L'alfabeto del silenzio (2002) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Den hemmelige have (1911) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver34,836 eksemplarer
A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Bidragyder — 284 eksemplarer
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Bidragyder — 151 eksemplarer
To Break the Silence (1986) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer

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A mildly amusing story of a preteen who runs away to New York City, and takes her younger brother with her. I never felt a connection with the children, and didn't wonder how their adventure was going to end.
fuzzi | 277 andre anmeldelser | Feb 10, 2024 |
Upon reading this for the fourth or fifth time, I love it more than ever.

I'm adding it to my historical fiction shelf because everything I found objectionable about it when I was younger makes sense to me in light of what I know now about the 1950s and early 60s. Also, the writing is so clever that it's easy to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the delightful storytelling. Easily one of the most "historical" parts of this story is Claudia's attitude toward grammar. She was very concerned about Jamie's dangling prepositions. I'm sure Claudia would grow up to be the kind of person who wants to scream when someone uses "literally" to mean its opposite.… (mere)
LibrarianDest | 277 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |

As is probably true of many everyday life books, The View from Saturday is all about the characters. I didn't really care that much about whether or not the four sixth graders won the knowledge bowl in the end; I just enjoyed reading about life from their perspectives.

Four chapters of the book are told first-person by each of the kids, and those were by far the best parts of the book. They're all really articulate, really thoughtful sixth graders who find each other and form a bond between them that involves this ritual of drinking tea on Saturdays, which is where the title comes from.

Yeah, drinking tea together on Saturdays is not the coolest thing in the world to your typical 11 or 12 year old, but it will appeal to readers who think of themselves as out of the mainstream, kids who can form their own ideas about what is cool. It's one of those books that's about appreciating how intelligent and complicated 11 or 12 year old people can be (at least from my adult perspective).

In the end, it's the idiosyncratic realness of the voices of the kids that makes this book so memorable and enjoyable. Some readers might argue that the kids are sort of unrealistically mature, kind, and intelligent, but I think extraordinary kids exist and are the kinds of characters that make for a really affecting read.
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LibrarianDest | 123 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |


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