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Willo Davis Roberts (1928–2004)

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Author Willo Davis Roberts was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 29, 1928. Her first novel, Murder at Grand Bay, was published in 1955. The View from the Cherry Tree was originally meant to be an adult novel, but was then sold as a children's book; it was published in 1975 and started her vis mere career as a children's mystery writer. Roberts wrote a total of ninety-nine children and adult books during her lifetime and won numerous awards including the Mark Twain award for The Girl with the Silver Eyes (1980) and Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job (1985) and the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Megan's Island (1988), The Absolutely True Story of My Visit to Yellowstone with the Terrible Rupes (1994), and Twisted Summer (1996). She died on November 19, 2004 from congestive heart failure. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Willo Davis Roberts

The Girl with the Silver Eyes (1980) 1,187 eksemplarer
Megan's Island (1988) 341 eksemplarer
The View From the Cherry Tree (1975) 334 eksemplarer
Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job (1985) 279 eksemplarer
The One Left Behind (2006) 250 eksemplarer
Hostage (1846) 200 eksemplarer
Twisted Summer (1996) 188 eksemplarer
Don't Hurt Laurie! (1977) 161 eksemplarer
Rebel (2003) 153 eksemplarer
The Absolutely True Story... (1994) 133 eksemplarer
Scared Stiff (1991) 127 eksemplarer
Buddy Is A Stupid Name for a Girl (2001) 115 eksemplarer
The Kidnappers : A Mystery (1998) 107 eksemplarer
Undercurrents (2002) 93 eksemplarer
Caroline (1984) 87 eksemplarer
The Pet-Sitting Peril (1656) 72 eksemplarer
What Could Go Wrong? (1989) 66 eksemplarer
Sugar Isn't Everything (1987) 59 eksemplarer
Victoria (1985) 58 eksemplarer
Elizabeth (1984) 55 eksemplarer
Pawns (1998) 51 eksemplarer
Nightmare (1989) 51 eksemplarer
Eddie and the fairy godpuppy (1984) 43 eksemplarer
Jo and the Bandit (1992) 35 eksemplarer
The Magic Book (1986) 29 eksemplarer
To Share a Dream (1986) 28 eksemplarer
To Grandmother's House We Go (1990) 27 eksemplarer
Blood on His Hands (2004) 26 eksemplarer
The Minden Curse (1978) 23 eksemplarer
No Monsters in the Closet (1983) 22 eksemplarer
Secrets At Hidden Valley (1997) 22 eksemplarer
The Terror Trap (1971) 19 eksemplarer
Inherit the Darkness (1972) 15 eksemplarer
Caught! (1994) 15 eksemplarer
The House at Fern Canyon (1970) 14 eksemplarer
More Minden Curses (1980) 13 eksemplarer
Didn't Anybody Know My Wife? (1900) 11 eksemplarer
The Old House (2016) 10 eksemplarer
Dark Secrets (1991) 9 eksemplarer
House of Fear (1983) 9 eksemplarer
Invitation to Evil (1970) 9 eksemplarer
The Ghosts of Harrel (1971) 9 eksemplarer
Expendable (1976) 8 eksemplarer
Sing a Dark Song (1970) 8 eksemplarer
Destiny's Women (1980) 7 eksemplarer
The Waiting Darkness (1970) 7 eksemplarer
Devil Boy (1970) 6 eksemplarer
Surviving Summer Vacation (2015) 6 eksemplarer
Shadow of a Past Love (1970) 6 eksemplarer
King's Pawn (1971) 4 eksemplarer
The Jaubert Ring (1976) 4 eksemplarer
Shroud of Fog (1970) 4 eksemplarer
The Face of Danger 4 eksemplarer
Act of fear (1977) 4 eksemplarer
White Jade (1975) 4 eksemplarer
The Devils Double (1979) 3 eksemplarer
Return to Darkness (1969) 3 eksemplarer
The Tarot Spell (1970) 3 eksemplarer
The Annalise Experiment (1985) 3 eksemplarer
The Search for Willie (1980) 3 eksemplarer
Days of Valor (1983) 3 eksemplarer
The Nurses (1972) 3 eksemplarer
Der Zeuge im Kirschbaum (1987) 2 eksemplarer
The Girl Who Wasn't There (1957) 2 eksemplarer
The Hellfire Heritage (1979) 2 eksemplarer
Madawaska (1988) 2 eksemplarer
Cape of Black Sands (1977) 2 eksemplarer
The Face At the Window (1981) 2 eksemplarer
Nurse at mystery villa 2 eksemplarer
Murder at Grand Bay 1 eksemplar
A Long Time to Hate (1983) 1 eksemplar
The Gates of Montrain (1971) 1 eksemplar
Il maniero sul mare 1 eksemplar
Strijd van een arts 1 eksemplar
Dangerous Legacy (1972) 1 eksemplar
The Gallant Spirit (1982) 1 eksemplar
Once A Nurse 1 eksemplar
House of Impostors (1977) 1 eksemplar
Nurse in Danger 1 eksemplar
Conquerors From the Darkness (1965) 1 eksemplar
The Sniper (1984) 1 eksemplar
The Watchers 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Roberts, Willo Louise Davis
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Granite Falls, Washington, USA
Kort biografi
Willo Davis Roberts wrote many books for adults and children during her long and illustrious career. Three of her children's books won Edgar Awards, while others received great reviews and other accolades. Her hundredth book for children is The One Left Behind.




This summer comes with a side of death. As Cicis's first summer back to the lake cabin in 2 years she comes back to a surprise.

This book is about the death of a high school girl who got killed at what seemed to be a peaceful lake community. The conflict in the book is why someone would kill Zoey, and frame it on someone innocent. That is what Cici’s here to find out.

This book gives you a perspective of how Cici's summer trip to the lake is going. Although there are multiple feelings and emotions in this book she genuinely liked that summer even tho she got shot at and could have almost died twice that summer she still likes the thought of going there. After everything that happened that summer will always be the same as when she was a kid.

This book is full of emotions and feelings that people can relate to because Cici’s always having to feel whether that's liking Jack as her crush, being scared from gunshots, or even getting random stomach aches from discussing things that are unpleasant like death of Zoey and the thought of it being her crushes older brother. Although Cici didn't like Zoey because she needed attention from boys all the time, it got annoying. Never to the point where she thought she would get killed tho from being too annoying. Hence why she never would think Brody, Jack's older brother, would kill her even if she was trying to flirt with Brody most of the time.

I think the theme of the book Is to not say it's not always the first person you suspect of wrongdoing. The book shows the theme by instead of Trafton being caught for Zoey's murder Brody was found guilty because his footprints in the sand were the only clue they found. About a year later Cici found the true criminal being Trafton and blackmailing the judge at the same time.
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rlblank | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 19, 2024 |
Kidlet contemporary scifi!

I was gifted this by a friend who really liked this when they were younger. I made a joke about Matilda at the time, but this predates it re: precocious girls who have telekinetic abilities. The story is dated in some ways (using a phonebook to find someone? The across the hall neighbor considers astronauts as a thing that were science fiction twenty years prior?) but the feelings of being alone and wanting to find others like you are timeless, as is suddenly living with an estranged parent.

I have some questions about the world the story takes place in that aren't addressed, but that's what imagination is for I suppose (and would a ten year old be super curious about Big Pharma?) Anyway, good elementary level science fiction.
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Daumari | 25 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
A Classic Worth Revisiting

I read this for the first time nearly 30 years ago, when I was just a bit younger than Katie's age of 9. Its not overly invested in explaining why Katie is as she is, its more interested in showing us about how she relates to world around her.

In that way I can see how some folk have revisited this within the scope of Roberts exploring autism. Much like the X-Men were stand ins for everything from racial tensions to being gay, Katie's struggles with adapting to the world at large make her relatable on multiple levels.

She's gifted, quiet, precocious and emotionally detached (at least, against how other kids are). She draws comfort from reading, and wonders why exactly others find her disturbing. Including her mother, who she hasn't seen for six years (at least not regularly).

The first time I read this was also the first time I stayed awake all night reading. I barely noticed the time I was so absorbed in finding out of Katie would resolve the mystery of who she is.

Some of it is dated - there was no modernizing this as new editions released. Discussions about long distance telephone charges, having to use multiple maps to figure out where something was, and a phone book to find a person is all...well...a thing of the past. Certainly folk still use maps or phone books, but they would not be the first thing a kid Katie's age would suggest.

Left largely unexplored is Katie's father, Joe. He appears to be an adventurer some kind, as Katie mentions he was sometimes in Montana and sometimes in Texas. Maybe a salesman? Its left pretty vague other than "he was always on the move".
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lexilewords | 25 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
This book will always have a special place in my heart because it is one of the first chapter books I remember reading. It is a simple story about a girl with telekinetic powers who is trying to find her place in the world. Not overly complex, but relatable enough for those who feel like an outsider.
rosaroxxie | 25 andre anmeldelser | Aug 17, 2022 |



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