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Sheila Burnford (1918–1984)

Autor(a) de The Incredible Journey

9+ Works 5,997 Membros 79 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Obras por Sheila Burnford

The Incredible Journey (1961) 5,697 exemplares
Bel Ria (1977) 160 exemplares
The Fields of Noon (1964) 30 exemplares
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Without Reserve (1969) 28 exemplares
One Woman's Arctic (1972) 28 exemplares
Mr. Noah and the Second Flood (1973) 21 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Burnford, Sheila Philip Cochrane (née Every)
Data de nascimento
1918-05-11
Data de falecimento
1984-04-20
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de falecimento
Bucklers Hard, Hampshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Ocupações
novelist
Prémios e menções honrosas
Canadian Children's Book of the Year (1961)

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Sheila Philip Cochrane Burnford, née Every, (11 May 1918 – 20 April 1984) was a Canadian novelist. She was born in Scotland but brought up in various parts of the UK. She attended St. George's School, Edinburgh and Harrogate Ladies College. In 1941 she married Doctor David Burnford, to whom she had three children. During World War II she worked as a volunteer ambulance driver. In 1951 she emigrated to Canada, settling in Port Arthur, Ontario.

Burnford is best remembered for The Incredible Journey, a story about three animals traveling in the wilderness (1961), the first of a number of books she wrote on Canadian topics. The book was a modest success in 1961 but became a bestseller after it formed the basis of a successful Disney film. Although The Incredible Journey is marketed as a children's book, and in fact won the 1961 Canadian Children's Book of the Year award, Mrs Burnford has stated that it was not intended as a children's book. She died of cancer in the village of Bucklers Hard in Hampshire at the age of 65.

Sheila had very bright hair. Her eyes were blue and she had ginger hair.

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Három állat – két kutya és egy macska – útnak indul a kanadai rengetegben. Háromszáz mérföldet tesznek meg ember nem járta erdőségeken, mocsarakon, megáradt folyón keresztül, vadállatok között, hogy szeretett gazdáikhoz hazatérjenek. Életveszélyes kalandokba keverednek, de leleményességük, bátorságuk és összetartozásuk átsegíti őket minden akadályon. Történetüket huszonegy nyelvre lefordították és Walt Disney filmet készített belőle.
 
Assinalado
Tompowsky | 70 outras críticas | Mar 4, 2024 |
A nice fiction adventure for young readers
 
Assinalado
WISEZambia | 70 outras críticas | May 9, 2023 |
Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award Winner

William Allen White Award Winner

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner

Reading Age: 8-11 years
 
Assinalado
lwensel | 70 outras críticas | May 4, 2023 |
Grades: 4th
Awards: Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the American Library Association Aurianne Award in 1963
 
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hanleemo | 70 outras críticas | May 2, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
9
Also by
14
Membros
5,997
Popularidade
#4,107
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
79
ISBN
139
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
2

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