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Ellen Wittlinger (1948–2022)

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Værker af Ellen Wittlinger

Hard love (1999) 918 eksemplarer
Parrotfish (2007) 552 eksemplarer
Razzle (1926) 197 eksemplarer
Zigzag (2003) 191 eksemplarer
Sandpiper (2007) 176 eksemplarer
Heart on My Sleeve (2004) 174 eksemplarer
Blind Faith (2006) 170 eksemplarer
Love & Lies: Marisol's Story (2008) 157 eksemplarer
This Means War! (2010) 149 eksemplarer
Gracie's Girl (2000) 122 eksemplarer
The Long Night of Leo and Bree (2002) 102 eksemplarer
What's in a Name (1882) 92 eksemplarer
Lombardo's Law (1993) 65 eksemplarer
Someone Else's Shoes (2018) 37 eksemplarer
Saturdays with Hitchcock (2017) 36 eksemplarer
Local Girl Swept Away (2016) 33 eksemplarer
Noticing Paradise (1995) 16 eksemplarer
Breakers: Poems (1979) 4 eksemplarer
Good News Bad News 1 eksemplar
Float (1975) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (2003) — Bidragyder — 304 eksemplarer
Bites: Scary Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into (2009) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Bidragyder — 111 eksemplarer
Girl Meets Boy: Because There Are Two Sides to Every Story (2011) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
Destination Unexpected: Short Stories (2003) — Bidragyder — 78 eksemplarer
On The Edge: Stories At The Brink (2000) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty (2007) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Face Relations: 11 Stories about Seeing beyond Color (2004) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
Things I'll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves (2015) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer

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YA Fiction set in Cape Cod i Name that Book (juli 2012)


It's 1962. The Cuban Missile Crisis is looming and 5th grader Juliet has just lost her beloved grandpa. On top of that, her best friend dumped her just because she's a girl. Left alone, Juliet befriends a new girl named Patsy who decides they should hold a contest to prove that girls are just as good as boys.

This is not an upbeat book. You'd think that the competition between boys and girls would at least be a little fun, but it's mostly not thanks to the older bully, Bruce, bossing everyone else around and Patsy's ferocious need to win. So while the book has good characters, good writing, and an interesting historical context, it didn't wow me because it felt like a big downer. The stress of the looming Cold War greatly affects Juliet, to the point where she seems constantly anxious and depressed. I think the author was worried about the book being too sad, so she had the characters tell a lot of corny jokes. I like a good corny joke, but they didn't really make up for all the gloom and doom.

Another complaint is that the story was a touch on the didactic side. I was especially weary of Juliet's prayers to God and her wondering over whether God exists (not because it wasn't believable, but because it seemed cliched).

This is a good book if you want to learn more about how ordinary kids were affected by the Cold War or if you want a book about how to deal with fear and loss. But it's not the best choice if you want boys vs. girls fun like in [b:The Boys Start the War|24196|The Boys Start the War (Boy/Girl Battle)|Phyllis Reynolds Naylor|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1167520590s/24196.jpg|1973511] by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
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LibrarianDest | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
An important YA book because it is probably only the second ever to deal with a transgender teen character. The author's book Razzle was better overall I thought. This one had a bit of an easy ending.
nogomu | 27 andre anmeldelser | Oct 19, 2023 |
I remember really liking this book but haven't it read it in a really long time.
AQuietPeople2 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Oct 28, 2022 |
Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2018.
fernandie | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 15, 2022 |



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