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Rebecca Stead

Forfatter af When You Reach Me

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Rebecca Stead won the Newbery Medal for her second novel When You Reach Me in 2010. Her first novel is First Light. Rebecca's third novel, Liar & Spy, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2013. She is the first US author to win the Prize. All of Rebecca's novels have received critical and vis mere popular acclaim with When You Reach Me, Liar & Spy, and Goodbye Stranger all appearing on the New York Times bestseller list. Ms. Stead's books are published under the Random House Children's book imprint Wendy Lamb. Before committing to a career as a writer, Rebecca was a lawyer working as a public defender. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Rebecca Stead (Author), By (author) Rebecca Stead

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Værker af Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me (2009) 6,252 eksemplarer
Liar & Spy (2012) 1,518 eksemplarer
First Light (2007) 740 eksemplarer
Goodbye Stranger (2015) 701 eksemplarer
Bob (2018) 601 eksemplarer
The Lost Library (2023) 153 eksemplarer
When You Reach Me / First Light (2010) 12 eksemplarer
Plan B [short story] 2 eksemplarer
Lias and Stead 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain) (1965) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver6,753 eksemplarer
Guys Read: Other Worlds (2013) — Bidragyder — 237 eksemplarer
Who Done It? (2013) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1968-01-16
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Bopæl
New York, New York, USA
Uddannelse
Vassar College (BA)

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it is a beautifully developed story which hosts a profoundly deep message for any age to read and enjoy. At first, I must admit that I was a little unsure on how I was going to like it, but as the story progressed, I found myself losing track of time and becoming engrossed within the three main characters from which the story line is told. Like a narrator of a theatrical performance, Al helps to fill in the details as her own life’s story begins to take on a twist you may or may not see coming, as a little boy unknowingly unearths a major secret.

During the last week of attending elementary school, a free little library pops up overnight with an old orange cat to guard the books within the homemade structure. Evan pulls the two smallest books from the shelf and later realizes something peculiar about them. One of them has his dad’s name written on the circulation card from when the old library burned down years before he was born. Not only that, but all the cards say they were due the night of the fatal fire.

While Evan and his best friend, Rafe, begin their investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the tragic event, the town’s reception to the new little library is better than Al had expected. Much to the satisfaction of Mortimer, the orange cat, more books are appearing by the day with even more visitors taking and leaving a book under his careful watch. But when Al, Mortimer, and Evan cross paths, their journey will change them forever. Who was Ms. Scoggin and Mr. Brock? Why do the mice call Mortimer “Six-Toed Grouch?” What does Al stand for? Did a famous writer used to live in Evan’s hometown? And most importantly…who started the fire twenty years ago?

Personally, I would consider this work alongside that of Natalie Babbitt, one of my favorite writers and one who was skilled at weaving fun tales in with deeper meaning. From me, that is one of the highest compliments I can bestow upon a book. I hope that you will take a chance to help Evan figure out How to Write a Mystery Novel, and perhaps meet a few ghosts while you’re at it.
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SarahJI | 15 andre anmeldelser | Feb 16, 2024 |
Summary
Martinville has a mystery to solve… the library burned down, but no one wants to talk about it. Then one day Evan stumbles across a little library on the town green. It is being guarded by a cat(with many names). All the books inside came from the library that burned down, but how? Will Evan be able to find out the true story behind the library?

Review
This was a very cute book for middle grade readers. It has a little of everything for everyone. Whether you like ghosts, mice, cats, books, writing, or mysteries this book is for you! It had very short chapters and a moving plot line which would make it good for developing readers or a read aloud. I am currently using it as a read aloud for my 5th graders. My town is also doing a program with the book.

My favorite part of the book was the way you would learn pieces about the characters as the story progressed. For example, the cat had many names and its personality and truth was revealed across the story.

The book also showed the importance of little free libraries. It shows how powerful access to texts can be for learners and readers. If a town or community can’t have a library it is important to have some type of central space for readers to find books, and exchange books.
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½
 
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Booksonthehammock | 15 andre anmeldelser | Feb 11, 2024 |
Summary
Livy and her family have not visited her grandmother in Australia for almost 5 years. Once arriving, Livy feels like she has left something, like something is missing. She goes for a search in her old room. There she finds Bob, a short green creature dressed in a hand made chicken suit Livy told him she would be back, and 5 years later he was still waiting for her in her closet. But where did he come from? Who really is Bob? Livy helps Bob try to find his way home and following different clues and past memories they embark on a magical journey together!

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This book was the perfect intermediate fantasy read! It was a light hearted fun story that brings up the magic of childhood. It talks about imaginary friends and a very realistic magical well dwelling creature. It reminds me of a make believe or imaginary friend story young children have.
I originally chose to read this book because it was co-written by both Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. I had recently read their book, The Lost Library, which was another adorable magical collaboration. I wanted to see similarities and difference between their two writing collaborations. I notice similarities between the character development overtime as well as their chapter pacing and writing style. The stories themselves were quite different. I preferred this one to the Lost Library! It would definitely please many audiences!
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Booksonthehammock | 33 andre anmeldelser | Feb 11, 2024 |
Cute and cozy mystery. Love to homage to libraries and librarians!
 
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AnnesLibrary | 15 andre anmeldelser | Jan 28, 2024 |

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10
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3
Medlemmer
10,351
Popularitet
#2,295
Vurdering
4.1
Anmeldelser
792
ISBN
172
Sprog
11
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6

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