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Jay Williams (1) (1914–1978)

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Verk av Jay Williams

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The Battle for the Atlantic (1959) 262 exemplar
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Joan of Arc: Warrior Saint (1721) 167 exemplar
The Cookie Tree (1967) 143 exemplar
Riddare och korsfarare (1735) 131 exemplar
Danny Dunn, Invisible Boy (1974) 131 exemplar
Danny Dunn: Scientific Detective (1975) — Författare — 112 exemplar
Danny Dunn, Time Traveler (1963) 97 exemplar
Danny Dunn on the Ocean Floor (1960) 95 exemplar
The Hero from Otherwhere (1972) 88 exemplar
Danny Dunn on a Desert Island (1957) 79 exemplar
Danny Dunn and the Automatic House (1965) — Författare — 76 exemplar
Danny Dunn and the Heat Ray (1962) 67 exemplar
The Spanish Armada (1966) 67 exemplar
Solomon and Sheba (1959) 63 exemplar
A Bag Full of Nothing (1974) 62 exemplar
Petronella (1973) 50 exemplar
The Magic Grandfather (1735) 49 exemplar
Life in the Middle Ages (1966) 48 exemplar
The Reward Worth Having (1977) 27 exemplar
School for sillies (1969) 25 exemplar
The horn of Roland (1968) 24 exemplar
I Nidhuggs tid (1977) 21 exemplar
Yxfolket (1974) 20 exemplar
The Witches (1959) 19 exemplar
Caesar Agustus (Real People) (1951) 16 exemplar
Seven at one blow (1972) 16 exemplar
Forgetful Fred (1974) 16 exemplar
The silver whistle (1971) 15 exemplar
The Surprising Things Maui Did (1979) 14 exemplar
Stupid Marco (1970) 12 exemplar
The sword of King Arthur (1970) 11 exemplar
Tomorrow's Fire (1964) 10 exemplar
The Water of Life (1980) 10 exemplar
One Big Wish (1980) 10 exemplar
The youngest captain (1972) 10 exemplar
The Hawkstone (1971) 8 exemplar
Philbert the Fearful (1966) 8 exemplar
The Question Box (1965) — Författare — 7 exemplar
The Burglar Next Door (1976) 7 exemplar
Pettifur: A Story (1977) 6 exemplar
A present from a bird (1971) 5 exemplar
The Tournament of the Lions (1960) 5 exemplar
To Catch A Bird (1968) 5 exemplar
The Good Yeomen (1948) 4 exemplar
The stolen oracle, (1943) 4 exemplar
The Way of the Crusades (2005) 4 exemplar
I Wish I Had Another Name (1962) 4 exemplar
Magical storybook (1972) 3 exemplar
The counterfeit African, (1944) 3 exemplar
The Forger (1961) 2 exemplar
Unearthly Beasts (Topliners) (1979) 2 exemplar
Medusa's Head (1960) 2 exemplar
The Siege (1955) 2 exemplar
The Asa Rule 2 exemplar
Eagle Jake and Indian Pete (1947) 2 exemplar
People of the axe (1975) 1 exemplar
Chisholm Trail (1948) 1 exemplar
The sword and the scythe, (1946) 1 exemplar
Moon Journey (1976) 1 exemplar
False Image [short story] (1958) 1 exemplar

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Science Fiction Stories (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 182 exemplar
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6th Series (1957) — Bidragsgivare — 140 exemplar
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 11th Series (1962) — Bidragsgivare — 89 exemplar
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The Kingfisher Treasury of Witch and Wizard Stories (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 66 exemplar
The Kingfisher Treasury of Princess Stories (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar
Beyond the Stars (Tales of Adventure in Time and Space) (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 45 exemplar
14 Great Tales of ESP (1969) — Bidragsgivare — 36 exemplar
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I mostly remember the absurdity of reading this book as a kid in the 1990s and trying to wrap my head around this being a "scientific" depiction of what space travel was going to be like, in *checks notes* 1956. You know, just casually making a gravitational slingshot around Saturn after accidentally launching my weird grandfathery stepdad's spaceship.

Also, Danny has to write "Space travel isn't possible" 500 times for his teacher at the beginning of the book. On what planet is this considered educational??

Super duper pulp, I bet it would be a fun reread.
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caedocyon | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 22, 2024 |
First sentence: Space Captain Daniel Dunn stood on the bridge of the Revenge with his eyes on the viewer screens. He could see the fiery trails that were the rocket ships from Jupiter. Adjutant Dan Dunn ran up to report. "Sir," he cried, "They've got us surrounded!"

Premise/plot: Danny Dunn is a daydreamer. His current obsession is space [the final frontier]. Should he be spending class time daydreaming about exploring space? Probably not. Is he punished by his observant teacher? Yes. Does that lead to a real adventure in space? Perhaps. Danny's mom is a housekeeper who works for a scientist professor, Professor Bullfinch. Danny finds the Professor fascinating. Danny "accidentally" helps the Professor invent something unexpected and unintended--anti-gravity paint. This discovery will lead them [and two others, I believe] into space in a ship of their own, a ship not powered by rockets but by anti-gravity paint. Will they arrive on earth in time for Danny to turn in his homework??? Will they return at all????

My thoughts: It's silly, but it's vintage silly. Vintage science fiction can be a hoot. This is the start of a long series. I'm not sure I'm up to reading them all. But I definitely enjoyed this one. Does it deserve to be widely read today? Probably not. Though I don't recall anything particularly offensive or inappropriate. Though to be fair, it has been over a week since I've read it. I enjoyed it because of the glimpses into the imagination. It captures a time and place where ANYTHING was possible in terms of space exploration. It isn't grounded in science but in fantasy. I do imagine that there were a LOT of young children [boys and girls] who were interested in space in the 1950s and 1960s. This children's book isn't set in the future. It doesn't star adults, it's an ADVENTURE story starring a young child that probably many original readers could relate to.
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blbooks | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 13, 2024 |
This book is beautiful, lush colors and scrumptious illustrations. It feels like another variation of the Youngest Son Seeks Fortune story.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 5 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
I read this book to see for myself why the reviews talk about it with such fondness and reverence. The protagonists are two 11 year old boys who are called from our world to a parallel world which needs a hero to catch a wolf. Based on Norse mythology, the wolf is Fenris and represents Fear. At the beginning of the story the boys are enemies. Forced to work together to find Fenris and restrain him they are set tasks which they must cooperate to do. Thus a friendship builds. It is a good read, and a good lesson.… (mer)
Eurekas | 1 annan recension | May 2, 2023 |



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