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Marilyn Sachs (1927–2016)

Författare till The Big Book for Peace

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Marilyn Sachs was born Marilyn Stickle in the Bronx, New York on December 18, 1927. She graduated from Hunter College in 1949 and became a children's librarian trainee at the Brooklyn Public Library. She worked there for a decade while earning her master's of library science degree at Columbia visa mer University. She later worked part-time at the San Francisco Public Library before becoming a full-time author for middle grade and young adult readers in 1968. Her first novel, Amy Moves In, was published in 1964. Her other books included Veronica Ganz, The Bears' House, The Fat Girl, A Pocket Full of Seeds, and Lost in America. She was a co-editor with Ann Durell of the anthology The Big Book for Peace, which provided proceeds to peace organizations. She died on December 28, 2016 at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Verk av Marilyn Sachs

The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Bidragsgivare; Editor & Contributor — 811 exemplar
A Pocket Full of Seeds (1973) 330 exemplar
Amy and Laura (1966) 178 exemplar
Veronica Ganz (1968) 145 exemplar
Amy Moves In (1958) 144 exemplar
The Bears' House (1971) 134 exemplar
Call Me Ruth (1982) 129 exemplar
Laura's Luck (1965) 126 exemplar
The Fat Girl (1984) 113 exemplar
Peter and Veronica (1969) 98 exemplar
Jessicas hemliga vän (1978) 89 exemplar
What My Sister Remembered (1992) 78 exemplar
The Truth About Mary Rose (1973) 73 exemplar
Underdog (1985) 63 exemplar
Dorries bok (1975) 47 exemplar
Class Pictures (1980) 46 exemplar
Lost in America (2005) 38 exemplar
Thirteen Going on Seven (1993) 37 exemplar
Fran Ellen's House (1987) 37 exemplar
At the Sound of the Beep (1991) 35 exemplar
Fourteen (1983) 35 exemplar
Almost Fifteen (1987) 33 exemplar
Marv (1970) 28 exemplar
First Impressions (2006) 27 exemplar
Lika som bär (1989) 23 exemplar
Hello... Wrong Number (1981) 22 exemplar
A Summer's Lease (1979) 21 exemplar
Baby Sister (1986) 19 exemplar
Circles (1991) 15 exemplar
Ghosts in the Family (1995) 13 exemplar
Bus Ride (1980) 11 exemplar
A December tale (1976) 10 exemplar
Another Day (1997) 8 exemplar
Thunderbird (1985) 8 exemplar
Matt's Mitt (1975) 7 exemplar
The Surprise Party (1998) 7 exemplar
Fleet-Footed Florence (1981) 4 exemplar
Beach Towels (1984) 3 exemplar
Sisters and Friends (1988) 2 exemplar

Associerade verk

The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 132 exemplar
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 48 exemplar
Working Days: Short Stories About Teenagers at Work (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 9, May 1975 (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar


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A collection of short stories written by multiple well-know authors.
CarrieFortuneLibrary | 13 andra recensioner | Sep 8, 2022 |
Classic '80s middle grade novel. It had all the things I liked about these books: light, character-driven, doesn't move too quickly, quirky. The main character is allowed to be "young" for her age (she's unsophisticated, she sits on her dad's lap when she's upset.) In a complete throwaway moment, she bravely catches a thief! The coolest thing she can wear is a sweater with a boat collar. Aaaaand the man who lives upstairs whom the MC has a crush on is a total perv who's grooming her. The writer knows it, the reader knows it, and luckily the MC figures it out. But it's presented as no big deal, of course she can keep on babysitting for his child. And that's what it was like in the '80s; you kids today don't know how good you have it.… (mer)
jollyavis | Dec 14, 2021 |
Full disclosure: I bought this book simply because it had one of Maurice Sendak's Wild Things on the cover, and completely unaware of the contents, so this review may be a little scattered. Obviously Sendak was involved in the production of this book, contributing a lovely illustration of a simpler world full of fun and adventure, but most of the authors and illustrators were unfamiliar to me. Published in 1990, as the world was coming down from the highs of the Cold War, but still seeing an increase in violence and strige worldwide, the collection is a manifesto promoting cooperation, understanding, and of course peace among humankind. We see examples of cultures coming together ("There is an Island"), people peaefully protesting for their rights ("The Bus for Deadhorse"), and an example of peaceful coexistence from the animal world ("The Birds' Peace") to name a few of my favourite examples. For what is on the surface a simple children's book of tales, I was surprised at how deeply many of the stories tackle a historical narrative. Engaging with themes of American nationalism, racism, and isolationis a tricky thing to do for publishers, but this risk has paid off to make the book highly engaging. Since its publication it doesn't seem like humanity has come very far in becoming more peaceful, so may it is time to revisit this publishing concept and do another BIGGER book for peace!… (mer)
JaimieRiella | 13 andra recensioner | Feb 25, 2021 |



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