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Jane Langton (1) (1922–2018)

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Jane Langton was born Jane Gillson in Belmont, Massachusetts on December 30, 1922. She received a bachelor's degree in art history in 1944 and a master's degree in art history in 1945 from the University of Michigan. She received a second master's degree in art history from Radcliffe College in vis mere 1948. She studied at the Boston Museum School from 1958 to 1959. Her writing career began with children's books. Her first book, The Majesty of Grace, was published in 1961. She illustrated several of her children's books. She wrote a young adult series entitled the Hall Family Chronicles. The fourth book in the series, The Fledgling, was a Newbery Honor book. She also wrote an adult mystery series entitled the Homer Kelly mysteries. The fifth book in the series, Emily Dickinson Is Dead, received a Nero Wolfe Award and an Edgar Award. In 2017, she received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award for the series. She died from complications of a respiratory condition on December 22, 2018 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Jane Langton

The Fledgling (1980) 2,212 eksemplarer
The Time Bike (2000) 1,140 eksemplarer
The Diamond in the Window (1962) 502 eksemplarer
Emily Dickinson Is Dead (1984) 274 eksemplarer
The Transcendental Murder (1964) 273 eksemplarer
The Memorial Hall Murder (1978) 221 eksemplarer
Murder at the Gardner (1988) 220 eksemplarer
The Dante Game (1991) 210 eksemplarer
Dark Nantucket Noon (1975) 198 eksemplarer
God in Concord (1992) 186 eksemplarer
Dead As a Dodo (1996) 176 eksemplarer
Divine Inspiration (1993) 163 eksemplarer
The Face on the Wall (1998) 163 eksemplarer
The Escher Twist (2002) 159 eksemplarer
The Swing in the Summerhouse (1967) 159 eksemplarer
Good and Dead (1986) 156 eksemplarer
The Thief of Venice (1999) 139 eksemplarer
Natural Enemy (1982) 137 eksemplarer
The Astonishing Stereoscope (1971) 132 eksemplarer
Murder at Monticello (2001) 131 eksemplarer
Saint Francis and the Wolf (2007) 93 eksemplarer
The Fragile Flag (1984) 92 eksemplarer
The Deserter: Murder at Gettysburg (2003) 89 eksemplarer
Steeplechase (2005) 87 eksemplarer
Salt: A Russian Folktale (1992) 57 eksemplarer
Her Majesty, Grace Jones (1961) 56 eksemplarer
The Mysterious Circus (2005) 48 eksemplarer
The Boyhood of Grace Jones (1972) 38 eksemplarer
Paper Chains (1977) 19 eksemplarer

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When Eddy Hall receives five cards for his stereoscope, he and his sister, Eleanor, can't wait to see what exotic places they reveal - maybe Stonehenge, or a centuries-old European cathedral. But instead, when they look through the stereoscope, Eddy and Eleanor see some very strange things. An odd-looking rope hangs from the sky down into every picture. A marmalade colored cat that looks suspiciously like Herm, the family cat, also appears. And one picture looks like the front hall of their very own house! The images seem to be almost real, not just three-dimensional illusions. All it will take is one little tug on that rope to find out for sure...… (mere)
PlumfieldCH | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 13, 2023 |
The new bike isn't pretty...

Not like the slick, red, twenty-one-speed bike that was stolen the very night Eddy had received it as a birthday present. The bike that Prince Krishna sent is old-fashioned and has a wicker basket -- the kind of bike no self-respecting boy like Eddy would be caught dead riding. Soon, though, Eddy doesn't care how the bike looks, because it has the ability to travel in ways he never thought possible -- in the fourth dimension. Eddy can't wait to take the ride of his life, visit important dates in history, and find a way to bypass exam week. But trips through time can have unpredictable results, and they're not always without danger...… (mere)
PlumfieldCH | 10 andre anmeldelser | Dec 12, 2023 |
When Georgie Hall decides to walk from Concord, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., with a letter to the President and an old flag capable of producing magical visions, no one doubts that she has the will or ability to do it. Along with her stepcousins Eleanor and Eddy, Georgie begins the Children's Crusade to stop the President from building a globally fatal nuclear bomb, known as the Peace Missile. But 450 miles is a long way to walk, and even as the Crusade picks up members along the way, its marchers can't help but wonder if their actions will make a difference, or if it is already too late....… (mere)
PlumfieldCH | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 12, 2023 |
If there's one thing Georgie Hall has always been, it's determined.

So when her step cousins Eleanor and Eddy tell her that she can't fly, Georgie doesn't get discouraged -- she just tries harder. She feels a peculiar lightness when she leaps from the top of the staircase, and is even more certain of her seemingly impossible ability when she jumps from the porch and soars to the rooftop before landing safely on the ground. And now that a mysterious Canada goose is visiting Georgie's window on a nightly basis, the Hall family begins to wonder just what Georgie is capable of....… (mere)
PlumfieldCH | 15 andre anmeldelser | Sep 22, 2023 |



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