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Adèle De Leeuw (1899–1988)

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Verk av Adèle De Leeuw

The Story of Amelia Earhart (1955) 137 exemplar
Blue Ribbons for Meg (1956) 91 exemplar
Nurses Who Led the Way (1961) 61 exemplar
James Cook: A World Explorer (1963) 42 exemplar
Where Valor Lies (1959) 35 exemplar
Paul Bunyan and His Blue Ox (1968) 34 exemplar
John Henry Steel-drivin' man (1966) 20 exemplar
With a High Heart (1956) 19 exemplar
Nobody's Doll (1940) 16 exemplar
Horseshoe Harry and the Whale (1976) 14 exemplar
Paul Bunyan Finds a Wife (1969) 13 exemplar
The Patchwork Quilt (1943) 11 exemplar
The Girl Scout Story (1965) 11 exemplar
Marie Curie: Woman of Genius (1970) 11 exemplar
Uncle Davy Lane: Mighty Hunter (1970) 10 exemplar
Doll Cottage (1939) 8 exemplar
The Expandable Browns (1955) 8 exemplar
Dear Stepmother 8 exemplar
The Barred Road (1964) 7 exemplar
Doctor Ellen (1944) 7 exemplar
Lindbergh: Lone Eagle (1969) 7 exemplar
Future for Sale (1946) 6 exemplar
Hideaway House (1953) 5 exemplar
Curtain Call (1963) 4 exemplar
The Rugged Dozen (1955) 4 exemplar
Dina and Betsy (1942) 4 exemplar
Gay Design (1944) 4 exemplar
It's fun to cook 4 exemplar
The Rugged Dozen Abroad (1960) 4 exemplar
The Goat Who Ate Flowers (1958) 4 exemplar
Title to Happiness 3 exemplar
Clay Fingers (1958) 3 exemplar
Behold this dream (1968) 3 exemplar
Miss Fix-It (1966) 3 exemplar
Linda Marsh 2 exemplar
A Place for Herself (1943) 2 exemplar
Island Adventure 2 exemplar
The Salty Skinners (1964) 2 exemplar
The Caboose Club (1957) 2 exemplar
Who Can Kill the Lion (1966) 2 exemplar
The Caboose Club 1 exemplar
Sir Walter Raleigh 1 exemplar
The Strange Garden (2021) 1 exemplar
Love Is the Beginning (1960) 1 exemplar
The Golden Shadow (1951) 1 exemplar
RIKA (1932) 1 exemplar
Life Invited Me 1 exemplar
Year of Promise 1 exemplar
Hawthorne House — Författare — 1 exemplar
Apron Strings 1 exemplar
Showboat's Coming — Författare — 1 exemplar
James Cook 1 exemplar
Sir Walter Raleigh 1 exemplar
Miss Fix-It 1 exemplar
The Strange Garden 1 exemplar
Breakneck Betty 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

13 Ghostly Tales (1900) — Bidragsgivare — 88 exemplar
Ghosts and Spirits of Many Lands (1970) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Everygirls Adventure Stories — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar

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Födelsedag
1899-08-12
Avled
1988-06-12
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Dödsort
Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Bostadsorter
Ohio, USA
Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Utbildning
Hartridge School for Girls
Yrken
librarian
children's book author
autobiographer
biographer
short story writer
Relationer
Leeuw, Cateau de (sister)
Organisationer
Pen and Brush
Kort biografi
Adèle De Leeuw, born to a Dutch-American family in Ohio, loved art and began writing as a child. She and her younger sister Cateau worked together to produce their own magazine: Adèle wrote the poetry and short stories, and Cateau provided the illustrations. As children, they travelled widely through South America, Europe, Africa, and the Far East. The sisters were fascinated by their Dutch heritage, and The Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies would later appear as backdrops in their work. Adèle moved to Plainfield, New Jersey, to pursue a career as a librarian. She also wrote and published short stories for adults and children. After her first books Berries of the Bittersweet (1924) and The Flavor of Holland (1928), she wrote and published about 75 more books for children and young adults. Several of them were collaborations with Cateau, including Mickey the Monkey (1952) and The Expandable Browns (1955). Both sisters lectured extensively at women's groups, art associations, and libraries. After Cateau's death, Adèle wrote Remembered with Love: Letters to my Sister (1982), a joint biography.

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This book is a wonderful compilation of Paul Bunyan and Babe's fabulously unbelievable adventures. Many illustrations and large print make this book accessible to young readers.
 
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rpankey | Apr 2, 2018 |
In "Apron Strings", Marylou is more than content to let her parents continue to baby her while she floats along in her first year of college -- that is, until she meets Brian, a studious young man who clearly doesn't think much of her attitude. She takes on a number of new ventures in an effort to impress him, tentatively defying her parents in order to do so, and gradually begins to realize the value of striking out on her own.

I would have liked to rate this book higher, but two things hold me back: first, I found it difficult to believe that her parents babied her that much. Yes, parents can be overprotective, but Dads don't usually do their college-aged child's homework for them. It's one thing for Marylou to go along with it, but her father has no excuse for such unethical behavior.

MAJOR SPOILERS BEHIND THE CUT TAG Second, there were one-too-many trials for Marylou to get through all at once. I liked that she was put in charge of the clothing shop (although she really should have stood her ground when customers kept scamming her by returning used merchandise). At the same time, she helped her friend and co-worker through a domestic crisis (taking care of that co-worker's boyfriend's motherless siblings), which would have been enough on its own, but then the youngest little girl had to get dangerous appendicitis just then.

All that I could have forgiven, except that at the end of the book, Marylou and Brian are relaxing at a beach with Jean and Jean's on-duty lifeguard boyfriend, George, when an older lady swims out too far and gets in trouble. George races to save her, Brian races to help, Marylou has to race out to help Brian and ends up pulling back the old lady, and George drowns due to a cramp. Oh, and the old lady who swam out too far is dead too. And for whatever reason, Marylou and Brian decide that they have to break the news to George's parents.

I'm not saying this couldn't happen, but seriously -- all of this happens in about a week's time. And it reminds me of a Tom Cruise movie, when his best friend has to die so he can grow emotionally (Cocktail, Top Gun, etc.). It was completely gratuitous in my opinion.
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amysisson | Oct 5, 2017 |

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Cateau De Leeuw Joint Author., Author
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Katherine Sampson Illustrator
Al Fiorentino Illustrator
Nathan Goldstein Illustrator
Cateau De Leeuw Illustrator
Quentin Blake Illustrator
Robert Doremus Illustrator
Kelly Oechsli Illustrator
Don Sibley Illustrator
Arnold Spilka Illustrator
William Plummer Illustrator
Paul E. Kennedy Illustrator
Paul Galdone Cover artist

Statistik

Verk
85
Även av
3
Medlemmar
937
Popularitet
#27,412
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
14
ISBN
39
Språk
2
Favoritmärkt
1

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