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Willo Davis Roberts (1928–2004)

Författare till The Girl with the Silver Eyes

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Author Willo Davis Roberts was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 29, 1928. Her first novel, Murder at Grand Bay, was published in 1955. The View from the Cherry Tree was originally meant to be an adult novel, but was then sold as a children's book; it was published in 1975 and started her visa mer career as a children's mystery writer. Roberts wrote a total of ninety-nine children and adult books during her lifetime and won numerous awards including the Mark Twain award for The Girl with the Silver Eyes (1980) and Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job (1985) and the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Megan's Island (1988), The Absolutely True Story of My Visit to Yellowstone with the Terrible Rupes (1994), and Twisted Summer (1996). She died on November 19, 2004 from congestive heart failure. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av Willo Davis Roberts

The Girl with the Silver Eyes (1980) 1,198 exemplar, 26 recensioner
Flykten (1988) 347 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The View From the Cherry Tree (1975) 338 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job (1985) 282 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The One Left Behind (2006) 254 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Hostage (2000) 201 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Sista sommaren vid sjön (1996) 189 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Don't Hurt Laurie! (1977) 162 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Rebel (2003) 155 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Absolutely True Story... (1994) 133 exemplar, 1 recension
Scared Stiff (1991) 128 exemplar, 1 recension
Buddy Is A Stupid Name for a Girl (2001) 118 exemplar, 1 recension
The Kidnappers : A Mystery (1998) 107 exemplar, 1 recension
Undercurrents (2002) 94 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Caroline (1984) 88 exemplar
The Pet-Sitting Peril (1983) 74 exemplar
What Could Go Wrong? (1989) 67 exemplar, 1 recension
Sugar Isn't Everything (1987) 60 exemplar, 1 recension
Victoria (1985) 58 exemplar
Elizabeth (1984) 55 exemplar
Pawns (1998) 51 exemplar
Nightmare (1989) 51 exemplar
Eddie and the fairy godpuppy (1984) 44 exemplar
Jo and the Bandit (1992) 35 exemplar
The Magic Book (1986) 29 exemplar
To Share a Dream (1986) 28 exemplar, 1 recension
To Grandmother's House We Go (1990) 27 exemplar
Blood on His Hands (2004) 26 exemplar
The Minden Curse (1978) 23 exemplar
No Monsters in the Closet (1983) 23 exemplar
Secrets At Hidden Valley (1997) 23 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Terror Trap (1971) 19 exemplar
Inherit the Darkness (1972) 15 exemplar
Caught! (1994) 15 exemplar
The House at Fern Canyon (1970) 14 exemplar
More Minden Curses (1980) 13 exemplar
The Old House (2016) 11 exemplar
Didn't Anybody Know My Wife? (1974) 11 exemplar
Invitation to Evil (1970) 9 exemplar
The Ghosts of Harrel (1971) 9 exemplar
Dark Secrets (1991) 9 exemplar
House of Fear (1983) 9 exemplar
Destiny's Women (1980) 8 exemplar
Sing a Dark Song (1970) 8 exemplar
Expendable (1976) 8 exemplar
The Waiting Darkness (1970) 7 exemplar
Surviving Summer Vacation (2015) 6 exemplar
Shadow of a Past Love (1970) 6 exemplar
Devil Boy (1970) 6 exemplar
King's Pawn (1971) 4 exemplar
Days of Valor (1983) 4 exemplar
The Jaubert Ring (1976) 4 exemplar
Act of fear (1977) 4 exemplar
The Face of Danger 4 exemplar
Shroud of Fog (1970) 4 exemplar
White Jade (1975) 4 exemplar
Keatings Landing (1984) 3 exemplar
Return to Darkness (1969) 3 exemplar
Madawaska (1988) 3 exemplar
The Tarot Spell (1970) 3 exemplar
The Annalise Experiment (1985) 3 exemplar
The Devils Double (1979) 3 exemplar
The Nurses (1973) 3 exemplar
The Search for Willie (1980) 3 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Sommer der Veränderungen (2004) 2 exemplar
Der Zeuge im Kirschbaum (1987) 2 exemplar
The Girl Who Wasn't There (1957) 2 exemplar
The Hellfire Heritage (1979) 2 exemplar
The Face At the Window (1981) 2 exemplar
Cape of Black Sands (1977) 2 exemplar
A Long Time to Hate (1983) 1 exemplar
The Sniper (1984) 1 exemplar
The Watchers 1 exemplar
Conquerors From the Darkness (1965) 1 exemplar
House of Impostors (1977) 1 exemplar
Dangerous Legacy (1972) 1 exemplar
Nurse in Danger 1 exemplar
The Gates of Montrain (1971) 1 exemplar
Once A Nurse 1 exemplar
The Gallant Spirit (1982) 1 exemplar

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Roberts, Willo Louise Davis
Födelsedag
1928-05-29
Avled
2004-11-19
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Bostadsorter
Granite Falls, Washington, USA
Kort biografi
Willo Davis Roberts wrote many books for adults and children during her long and illustrious career. Three of her children's books won Edgar Awards, while others received great reviews and other accolades. Her hundredth book for children is The One Left Behind.

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This summer comes with a side of death. As Cicis's first summer back to the lake cabin in 2 years she comes back to a surprise.

This book is about the death of a high school girl who got killed at what seemed to be a peaceful lake community. The conflict in the book is why someone would kill Zoey, and frame it on someone innocent. That is what Cici’s here to find out.

This book gives you a perspective of how Cici's summer trip to the lake is going. Although there are multiple feelings and emotions in this book she genuinely liked that summer even tho she got shot at and could have almost died twice that summer she still likes the thought of going there. After everything that happened that summer will always be the same as when she was a kid.

This book is full of emotions and feelings that people can relate to because Cici’s always having to feel whether that's liking Jack as her crush, being scared from gunshots, or even getting random stomach aches from discussing things that are unpleasant like death of Zoey and the thought of it being her crushes older brother. Although Cici didn't like Zoey because she needed attention from boys all the time, it got annoying. Never to the point where she thought she would get killed tho from being too annoying. Hence why she never would think Brody, Jack's older brother, would kill her even if she was trying to flirt with Brody most of the time.

I think the theme of the book Is to not say it's not always the first person you suspect of wrongdoing. The book shows the theme by instead of Trafton being caught for Zoey's murder Brody was found guilty because his footprints in the sand were the only clue they found. About a year later Cici found the true criminal being Trafton and blackmailing the judge at the same time.
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rlblank | 2 andra recensioner | Apr 19, 2024 |
Kidlet contemporary scifi!

I was gifted this by a friend who really liked this when they were younger. I made a joke about Matilda at the time, but this predates it re: precocious girls who have telekinetic abilities. The story is dated in some ways (using a phonebook to find someone? The across the hall neighbor considers astronauts as a thing that were science fiction twenty years prior?) but the feelings of being alone and wanting to find others like you are timeless, as is suddenly living with an estranged parent.

I have some questions about the world the story takes place in that aren't addressed, but that's what imagination is for I suppose (and would a ten year old be super curious about Big Pharma?) Anyway, good elementary level science fiction.
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Daumari | 25 andra recensioner | Dec 28, 2023 |
A Classic Worth Revisiting

I read this for the first time nearly 30 years ago, when I was just a bit younger than Katie's age of 9. Its not overly invested in explaining why Katie is as she is, its more interested in showing us about how she relates to world around her.

In that way I can see how some folk have revisited this within the scope of Roberts exploring autism. Much like the X-Men were stand ins for everything from racial tensions to being gay, Katie's struggles with adapting to the world at large make her relatable on multiple levels.

She's gifted, quiet, precocious and emotionally detached (at least, against how other kids are). She draws comfort from reading, and wonders why exactly others find her disturbing. Including her mother, who she hasn't seen for six years (at least not regularly).

The first time I read this was also the first time I stayed awake all night reading. I barely noticed the time I was so absorbed in finding out of Katie would resolve the mystery of who she is.

Some of it is dated - there was no modernizing this as new editions released. Discussions about long distance telephone charges, having to use multiple maps to figure out where something was, and a phone book to find a person is all...well...a thing of the past. Certainly folk still use maps or phone books, but they would not be the first thing a kid Katie's age would suggest.

Left largely unexplored is Katie's father, Joe. He appears to be an adventurer some kind, as Katie mentions he was sometimes in Montana and sometimes in Texas. Maybe a salesman? Its left pretty vague other than "he was always on the move".
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lexilewords | 25 andra recensioner | Dec 28, 2023 |
This book will always have a special place in my heart because it is one of the first chapter books I remember reading. It is a simple story about a girl with telekinetic powers who is trying to find her place in the world. Not overly complex, but relatable enough for those who feel like an outsider.
 
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rosaroxxie | 25 andra recensioner | Aug 17, 2022 |

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ISBN
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