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Kathryn Lasky

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Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while visa mer she was teaching. She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Kathryn Lasky

The Capture (2003) 3,533 exemplar
The Journey (2003) 2,373 exemplar
The Rescue (2004) 2,103 exemplar
Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, Austria-France 1769 (2000) — Författare — 1,737 exemplar
The Shattering (2004) 1,286 exemplar
The Burning (2004) 1,211 exemplar
The Hatchling (2005) 1,034 exemplar
The Outcast (2005) 976 exemplar
Lone Wolf (2009) 953 exemplar
The First Collier (2006) 884 exemplar
The Coming of Hoole (2006) 771 exemplar
The Golden Tree (2007) 731 exemplar
To Be a King (2006) 712 exemplar
The River of Wind (2003) 670 exemplar
Exile (2008) 554 exemplar
Shadow Wolf (2010) 534 exemplar
The War of the Ember (2008) 500 exemplar
The Night Journey (1981) 456 exemplar
Watch Wolf (2011) 413 exemplar
Lost Tales of Ga'Hoole (2010) 346 exemplar
Beyond the Burning Time (1994) 333 exemplar
Marven of the Great North Woods (1997) 332 exemplar
The Escape (2014) 329 exemplar
True North (1996) 327 exemplar
Frost Wolf (2011) 317 exemplar
Sugaring Time (1983) 317 exemplar
Ashes (2010) 270 exemplar
Portraits: Dancing Through Fire (2005) 260 exemplar
Lunch Bunnies (1996) 259 exemplar
The Rise of a Legend (2013) 242 exemplar
Hannah (2009) 240 exemplar
Spirit Wolf (2012) 240 exemplar
The Quest of the Cubs (2018) 203 exemplar
Star Wolf (2013) 187 exemplar
The Man Who Made Time Travel (2003) 184 exemplar
Memoirs of a Bookbat (1994) 171 exemplar
A Guide Book to the Great Tree (Guardians of Ga'hoole) (2007) — Författare — 168 exemplar
Night Gardening : A Novel (1999) 152 exemplar
Star Split (1999) 141 exemplar
Broken Song (2005) 135 exemplar
The Portal (2019) 119 exemplar
The Extra (2013) 115 exemplar
The Den of the Forever Frost (2018) 114 exemplar
Show and Tell Bunnies (1998) 111 exemplar
Star Rise (2014) 111 exemplar
The Last Girls of Pompeii (2007) 110 exemplar
Double Trouble Squared (1991) 103 exemplar
Porkenstein (2002) 103 exemplar
May (1811) 93 exemplar
Blood Secret (2004) 92 exemplar
Monarchs (1993) 91 exemplar
Two Bad Pilgrims (2009) 89 exemplar
Pond Year (1995) 83 exemplar
The Emperor's Old Clothes (1999) 82 exemplar
Mommy's Hands (1632) 81 exemplar
Alice Rose and Sam (1763) 80 exemplar
Science Fair Bunnies (1701) 76 exemplar
Beyond the Divide (1983) 74 exemplar
Jem's Island (1982) 73 exemplar
Before I Was Your Mother (2003) 69 exemplar
Searching for Laura Ingalls (1993) 64 exemplar
Lucy (2012) 63 exemplar
Sophie and Rose (1998) 62 exemplar
Pirate Bob (2006) 60 exemplar
Days of the Dead (1900) 59 exemplar
The Weaver's Gift (1980) 52 exemplar
Chasing Orion (1882) 50 exemplar
A Voice in the Wind (1993) 48 exemplar
Wild Blood (2016) 46 exemplar
The Burning Queen (2019) 43 exemplar
First Painter (2000) 41 exemplar
The Gates of the Wind (1995) 40 exemplar
Mumbo Jumbo (1991) 39 exemplar
Born to Rule (2006) 39 exemplar
Sea Swan (1988) 38 exemplar
Trace Elements (1986) 38 exemplar
Cloud Eyes (1600) 37 exemplar
Mortal Words (1990) 37 exemplar
Dark Swan (1994) 36 exemplar
Pageant (1986) 36 exemplar
My Island Grandma (1979) 36 exemplar
Grace The Pirate (1997) 34 exemplar
The Keepers of the Keys (2019) 31 exemplar
Dinosaur Dig (1990) 30 exemplar
Faceless (2021) 29 exemplar
Light on Bone (2022) 27 exemplar
Fourth of July Bear (1991) 26 exemplar
Love That Baby! (2003) 25 exemplar
Poodle and Hound (2009) 25 exemplar
Atlantic Circle (1985) 22 exemplar
Tumble Bunnies (2005) 20 exemplar
A Baby for Max (1702) 20 exemplar
More Than Magic (2016) 19 exemplar
Unicorns? Get Real! (2007) 18 exemplar
Prank (1984) 15 exemplar
Home Free (1985) 11 exemplar
Puppeteer (1985) 9 exemplar
Tugboats Never Sleep (1977) 8 exemplar
Yossel's Journey (2022) 8 exemplar
The Widow of Oz (1989) 8 exemplar
The Crossing (2015) 5 exemplar
The Solo (1994) 5 exemplar
The TANTRUM (1993) 5 exemplar
Tall Ships (1978) 5 exemplar
Journal d'une Suffragette (1913) 5 exemplar
Guardians of Gahool Set 1-13 (1905) 3 exemplar
Early Man (1924) 1 exemplar
Mortal Wounds 1 exemplar
The owls of Ga'Hoole (2016) 1 exemplar
O Resgate 1 exemplar
A Viagem 1 exemplar
O Cerco 1 exemplar
De ontvoering (2013) 1 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Knight, Kathryn Lasky
Andra namn
Swann, E. L.
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
University of Michigan (English)
children's book author
Knight, Christopher (husband)
Kort biografi
Kathryn Lasky is a Newbery Honor author of over one hundred fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults.  Her books range from critically acclaimed nonfiction titles such as Beyond the Burning Time and True North to the wildly popular Guardians of Ga'hoole fantasy series about owls. 



Born to Rule i Read YA Lit (juli 2011)


Great book for young adults learning to read about history. It makes it more interesting instead of just reading a plain history book.
Kcannon34 | 18 andra recensioner | Oct 10, 2023 |
Twelve-year-old Remember Patience Whipple ("Mem" for short) has just arrived in the New World with her parents after a grueling 65-day journey on the Mayflower. Mem has an irrepressible spirit, and leaps headfirst into life in her new home. Despite harsh conditions, Mem is fearless. She helps to care for the sick and wants more than anything to meet and befriend a Native American.
PlumfieldCH | 21 andra recensioner | Sep 22, 2023 |
This book has some minor factual errors here and there. For example, Darwin and Wallace did not write a paper together as the book claims, rather their separate papers were presented together. It also makes the odd claim that Darwin rushed out of an operating room, "unable to stand the sight of blood". But Darwin enjoyed field sports and further on on the same page we learn of his plans to go partridge shooting. Do not bullets draw blood, even from the bodies of mere partridges?

However, the book also has some good properties. The artwork is actually clever, and where the depictions are not strictly accurate, they still convey something useful. For example, Darwin's clothes become obtrusively patched as the voyage wears on. He was probably not quite so unkempt, as he spent most of the voyage on land, and would have been in a position to purchase a new pair of pants and a coat. However, when he gets to London, and becomes suddenly the dapper young gentleman, immaculate in a claret-colored frock coat, that he has been living rough for the past five years is apparent. A few pages later he becomes the country gentleman, in tweeds and a straw hat. The people at the booksellers reading the Origin of Species are unmistakably Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Wilberforce. That Darwin's nose is round and Fitzroy's is an enormous beak is probably more or less to the life, and also a reference to the fact that Fitzroy thought he could read character in physiognomy and was initially quite put off by Darwin's snub nose.

Darwin and Fitzroy are presented as arguing frequently. I doubt that all these arguments happened as described, but they are a rhetorical device, to describe prevailing beliefs of the day in an immediate way that is especially suitable for children.

Far better than the other children's biographies of Darwin I have read so far.
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themulhern | 13 andra recensioner | Aug 18, 2023 |
Immagino che sia un libro per bambini. Ma anche se fosse, i bambini non sono mica scemi: si poteva osare qualcosa di più (ma mi sono fermato a pagina 87).
kenshin79 | 62 andra recensioner | Jul 25, 2023 |



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