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Susan Cooper (1) (1935–)

Autor(a) de The Dark Is Rising

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About the Author

Susan Cooper was born in Buckinghamshire, England in May of 1935. She attended Slough Grammar School, and then went on to Somerville College and Oxford. She was the first woman to ever edit the University Magazine, the Cherwell. She graduated from Oxford with an MA in English and went to work for mostrar mais London's The Sunday Times as a reporter on the Atticus Column for Ian Flemming. She evenutally made it to features writer, during which time she wrote her first book, "Mandrake," a science fiction story for adults. Soon after the publication of "Mandrake," Cooper wrote the children's story "Over Sea, Under Stone" for a publishing house competition. It would later become the first of a five book series she would become famous for. She left England in 1963 to marry an American professor. Once there, she wrote two more books for adults, "Behind the Golden Gate" a study of America, and "Portrait of an Author" the biography of J. B. Priestley. In 1970, Cooper published "Dawn of Fear" an almost entirely autobiographical book about growing up as a child during the war. Even though Cooper wrote "Over Sea, Under Stone" as a entry for a publishing house competittion, she did not know at the time that it would be the first of her most famous copilation, "The Dark is Rising Series." In 1973 she wrote the second in the five book series, entitled "The Dark is Rising," published more than ten years after the first. In1974, Cooper published Greenwitch, book three, and book four, "The Grey King" a year later. "The Grey King" won the Newberry Medal in 1976. "Silver on the Tree" was the fifth and last book published, completing the series in 1977. After completing the "Dark is Rising" series, Cooper turned to writing for the theater, learning the style from Urjo Kareda at Tarragon Theatres in Toronto. She wrote for Jack Langstaff's "Revels." Her first major play was called "Foxfire," which was written in coolaboration with Hume Cronyn. The play eventually went to Broadway in 1983 and starred Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, who won a Tony for her performance. Cooper then began working on "Seaward," but was interrupted by Jane Fonda, who wanted her to write the screenplay for Harriet Arnow's "The Dollmaker." She wrote the adaptation with Cronyn and won a Humanitas Award for it, while Jane Fonda won the Best Actress Emmy for her role. Cooper also got an Emmy nomination for her adaptation of "Foxfire" for television. "To Dance with the White Dog," a made for tv movie, was the last collaboration of Cooper, Cronyn and Tandy, Tandy having died in '94. IN the '80's and '90's, Cooper wrote the text for many children's picture books such as, "Jethro and the Jumbie" and "Danny and the Kings." 1993 marked her return to the Children's Book List with "The Boggart" and int's follow up "The Boggart and the Monster" in 1997. In 1996, Cooper published a collection of essays on children's literature entitled, "Dreams and Wishes." Over the course of her career, Cooper has written for newspapers, books for children and adults, screen[plays for television and cinema, and a Broadwat play. Today, she lectures on children's literture and continues to write. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Susan Cooper

The Dark Is Rising (1973) 8,249 exemplares
Over Sea, Under Stone (1965) 6,413 exemplares
The Grey King (1975) 5,724 exemplares
Greenwitch (1974) 4,966 exemplares
Silver on the Tree (1977) 4,844 exemplares
The Dark is Rising Sequence (1965) 2,869 exemplares
The Boggart (1993) 1,501 exemplares
King of Shadows (1999) 1,247 exemplares
Seaward (1983) 683 exemplares
The Boggart and the Monster (1997) 529 exemplares
Victory (2006) 431 exemplares
Ghost Hawk (2013) 387 exemplares
The Magician's Boy (2005) 267 exemplares
Dawn of Fear (1970) 240 exemplares
Green Boy (2002) 227 exemplares
The Shortest Day (2019) 225 exemplares
Matthew's Dragon (1991) 115 exemplares
The Silver Cow (1983) 112 exemplares
The Selkie Girl (1986) 88 exemplares
Tam Lin (1991) 61 exemplares
The Boggart Fights Back (2018) 53 exemplares
Mandrake (1964) 43 exemplares
Danny and the Kings (1993) 36 exemplares
Haunted: Ghost Stories to Chill Your Blood (2011) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Frog (2002) 26 exemplares
Jethro and the Jumbie (1979) 19 exemplares
To Dance with the White Dog [1993 TV movie] (1993) — Writer — 19 exemplares
The Word Pirates (2019) 17 exemplares
Lysets ridder (2003) 2 exemplares
Out of Us All (1969) 1 exemplar
Virs jūras, zem akmens (1993) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Owl Service (1967) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,905 exemplares
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy (2006) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
When I Was Your Age, Volume One: Original Stories About Growing Up (1996) — Contribuidor — 218 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
Acting Out (2008) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Winter: A Folio Anthology (2016) — Introdução — 65 exemplares
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Don't Read This! : And Other Tales of the Unnatural (1994) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Essays of Five Decades (1968) — Editor, algumas edições20 exemplares
Foxfire [1987 TV movie] (1987) — Screenplay — 13 exemplares
Twisted winter (2013) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares

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Discussions

127. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)
YA modern-day magic family song Arthurian em Name that Book (Março 2012)
YA about collecting medals em Name that Book (Novembro 2011)
Group read - Over Sea, Under Stone em 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (Dezembro 2009)
Book Discussion: The Dark is Rising em The Green Dragon (Maio 2008)
Book Discussion: Over Sea, Under Stone em The Green Dragon (Fevereiro 2007)

Críticas

Neste livro, os irmãos Jane, Simon e Barney descobrem um antigo mapa no sótão da casa alugada por seu tio, um homem misterioso e sagaz. Na mesma hora tiveram certeza de que se tratava de um artefato extraordinário e especial. E muito mais do que isso - a chave para encontrar o graal, uma fonte de poder na luta contra as forças do mal conhecidas como As Trevas.
 
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Quando Will Stanton acorda na manhã de seu aniversário, descobre possuir um dom inacreditável. Ele é imortal e o último dos Anciãos - homens e mulheres da magia que estão fadados a proteger o mundo contra as forças do mal, as Trevas. Ao mesmo tempo, apavorado e confuso, Will é mergulhado em uma busca para encontrar os Seis Signos da magia que fortalecerão os poderes da Luz - os círculos de ferro, bronze, madeira, água, fogo e pedra - criados e escondidos pelos Anciãos séculos atrás. Mas as Trevas enviaram o Cavaleiro, montado em seu garanhão negro, para caçar o jovem Ancião. Will deve encontrar os seis grandes Signos antes que as Trevas possam se rebelar, pois uma batalha épica entre o bem e o mal se aproxima.… (mais)
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Estatísticas

Obras
42
Also by
14
Membros
39,652
Popularidade
#446
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
752
ISBN
588
Línguas
13
Marcado como favorito
148

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