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Jamie Gilson

Författare till Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub

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Om författaren

Children's author Jamie Gilson was born in Beardstown, Illinois on July 4, 1933. She received her B.A. from the Northwestern University School of Speech after starting out her education at the University if Missouri. Before becoming an author, she was a teacher, a staff writer and producer for the visa mer Chicago Board of Education radio station, a writer of Encyclopaedia Brittanica films, and was a monthly columnist for Chicago magazine. She wrote commercials for radio station WFMT in Chicago as well as writing film and film strips for Encyclopedia Britannica Films. Most of her novels are humorous contemporary works set in Illinois. She draws on her own childhood as well as visits to local schools for book ideas. As a child, she lived in Pittsfield, Illinois for a few years which later became the setting for two of her novels. Her book Wagon Train 911 was based on her experience of spending two weeks with an entire fifth grade class while they studied the Western Movement using total immersion. The students took pioneer identities, joined a wagon train, and made decisions concerning their trip. Her books have won numerous awards including the 2005 Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children presented by the Illinois Reading Council. Two of her books, Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub and Do Bananas Chew Gum?, have won state child-voted awards from Florida, Ohio, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnet: GILSON JAMIE

Foto taget av: Jamie Gilson smiles in New Year's Eve finery in 2007./Wikipedia user Aunt Petunia


Verk av Jamie Gilson

Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub (1982) 349 exemplar
Stink Alley (2002) 218 exemplar
Do Bananas Chew Gum? (1980) 134 exemplar
Hobie Hanson, You're Weird (1987) 94 exemplar
4B Goes Wild (1983) 84 exemplar
Double Dog Dare (1900) 60 exemplar
Wagon Train 911 (1996) 41 exemplar
It Goes Eeeeeeeeeeeee! (1994) 36 exemplar
Bug in a Rug (1998) 31 exemplar
Soccer Circus (1993) 25 exemplar
Itchy Richard (1991) — Författare — 25 exemplar
My Teacher Is an Idiom (2015) 20 exemplar
Harvey, the Beer Can King (1946) 18 exemplar
Dial Leroi Rupert, DJ (1979) 18 exemplar
Gotcha! (2006) 14 exemplar
You Cheat! (1992) 4 exemplar


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Recensioner rating: Under Review
MamaBearLendingDen | Nov 26, 2023 |
Star and a half because the author can write; she just can't write Middle Grade characters. I first read this half a dozen times in fifth grade. I wanted my school to do something like it! We did not. I wished I was tall like Dinah. Instead, I had a -lot- in common with Orin. Still do. As an adult, I have to ask: does Kool-Aid work as a hair dye on fine, blonde hair? I have dark hair that requires special dye and styling products, so Kool-Aid attempts would never amount to anything. I'm just curious if the urban legend is true. So, Kool-Aid's possible uses have more of my attention in this story, than the story itself. I was surprised at how boring and annoying I found this book as an adult. There were too many stories and characters jammed into one little book, and the chapter names were annoying. I'm glad I found it again, though. I have set aside a good book for myself to read, and shall now.… (mer)
iszevthere | Jul 11, 2022 |
In style and topic, this is very similar to Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You by Barthe DeClements—both are about kids who are dyslexic and having trouble in school. The copy I read was deaccessioned from the library, probably because the MC’s parents discuss whether or not he is “r#t#rded” and because the type of orthodontia in this book is out of date and contemporary kids might not understand what was happening. (Do kids still have to wear retainers and accidentally throw them out in the lunchroom?) But the novel was really funny and well-written and had lots of action, including a tornado. It was like a beautiful slice of my 1980s childhood and I enjoyed it very much. Apparently Jamie Gilson died just last year. I am going to look for more of her books.… (mer)
jollyavis | 1 annan recension | Dec 14, 2021 |
I really worried that this was going to be racist/culturally inappropriate and was really worried about reading it, but it ended up being really good.

The bully in the story ended up being so well-written I wanted to beat him up, just like I wanted to beat up all the bullies in my childhood (and never did because they were all bigger than me).

The best part for me was probably the end, the way things came together and Harvey and Tuan mature because of circumstances and come to recognize each other as ... individual persons.

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Adrianne_p | 1 annan recension | Mar 28, 2021 |



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