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Bruce Coville

Autor(a) de Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

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About the Author

Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York, on May 16, 1950. He spent one year at Duke University in North Carolina. Coville started working seriously at becoming a writer when he was seventeen. He was not able to start selling stories right away, so he had many other jobs, including toymaker, mostrar mais gravedigger, cookware salesman, and assembly line worker. Eventually, Coville became an elementary teacher, and worked with second and fourth graders. Coville married Katherine Dietz an artist, and they began trying to create books together. It wasn't until 1977 that they finally sold their first book, The Foolish Giant. They joined together on two other books after that, Sarah's Unicorn and The Monster's Ring, and followed them with Goblins in the Castle, Aliens Ate My Homework, and The World's Worst Fairy Godmother. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Bruce Coville wrote a couple of books in the Planet Builders series, under the pseudonym Robyn Tallis (which was used by other authors in the rest of the series).

Image credit: With permission from Bruce Coville.


Obras por Bruce Coville

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (1992) 1,721 exemplares
Into the Land of the Unicorns (1994) 1,662 exemplares
My Teacher Is an Alien (1989) 1,602 exemplares
Song of the Wanderer (1999) 996 exemplares
The Monster's Ring (1982) 837 exemplares
My Teacher Flunked the Planet (1992) 780 exemplares
Jennifer Murdley's Toad (1993) 759 exemplares
My Teacher Glows in the Dark (1991) 758 exemplares
My Teacher Fried My Brains (1991) 733 exemplares
Aliens Ate My Homework (1993) 701 exemplares
Armageddon Summer (1998) 674 exemplares
A Glory of Unicorns (1998) — Editor, Contributor — 575 exemplares
The Skull of Truth (1997) 524 exemplares
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love (2003) 468 exemplares
I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X (1994) 446 exemplares
Goblins in the Castle (1992) 442 exemplares
The Dragon of Doom (2003) 384 exemplares
Enter the Whisperer (2008) 318 exemplares
The Dragonslayers (1994) 300 exemplares
The Monsters of Morley Manor (2001) 300 exemplares
Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon: The Dark Abyss (1989) — Autor — 286 exemplares
Half-human (2001) — Editor, Contributor — 249 exemplares
The Unicorn Treasury: Stories, Poems, and Unicorn Lore (1988) — Editor, Contributor; Contribuidor — 244 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters: Tales to Give You the Creeps (1993) — Editor, Contributor — 244 exemplares
The Ghost in the Third Row (1987) 240 exemplares
The Search for Snout (1995) 235 exemplares
The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed (1991) 222 exemplares
Secret of the Delvers (2021) 205 exemplares
The Ghost Wore Gray (1988) 204 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares: Tales to Make You Scream (1995) — Editor, Contributor — 196 exemplares
The Weeping Werewolf (2004) 190 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens: Tales to Warp Your Mind (1994) — Editor, Contributor — 189 exemplares
I Was A Sixth Grade Alien (1999) 189 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts: Tales to Haunt You (1994) — Editor, Contributor — 178 exemplares
William Shakespeare's Macbeth (1997) 178 exemplares
The Evil Elves (2004) 159 exemplares
Sarah's Unicorn (1979) 156 exemplares
Oddly Enough (1994) 154 exemplares
Aliens Stole My Body (1998) 152 exemplares
William Shakespeare's The Tempest (1994) 135 exemplares
Space Brat (1992) 126 exemplares
William Shakespeare's Hamlet (2004) 114 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers: Tales to Make You Shiver (1996) — Author/Compiler/Editor — 113 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Magic: Tales to Cast a Spell on You (1996) — Editor, Contributor — 109 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Monsters II: More Tales to Give You the Creeps (1996) — Editor, Contributor — 108 exemplares
Fortune's Journey (1995) 107 exemplares
Odder Than Ever (1847) 105 exemplares
Always October (2012) 104 exemplares
The Dinosaur That Followed Me Home (1990) 104 exemplares
The World's Worst Fairy Godmother (1996) 92 exemplares
Operation Sherlock (1997) 90 exemplares
Blork's Evil Twin (1993) 89 exemplares
Monster of the Year (1989) 89 exemplares
Robot Trouble (1986) 84 exemplares
Forever Begins Tomorrow (1986) 83 exemplares
The Prince of Butterflies (2002) 77 exemplares
The Mischief Monster (2006) 76 exemplares
How I Survived My Summer Vacation (1988) 75 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Aliens II: More Tales to Warp Your Mind (1996) — Editor, Contributor — 62 exemplares
Oddest of All (2008) 55 exemplares
Planet of the Dips (1995) 54 exemplares
The Foolish Giant (1978) 49 exemplares
Spirits and Spells (1983) 47 exemplares
Space Station Ice-3 (1987) 47 exemplares
Eyes of the Tarot (1983) 46 exemplares
The Naughty Nork (2008) 46 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Spine Tinglers II: More Tales to Make You Shiver (1997) — Editor, Contributor — 45 exemplares
Amulet of Doom (1985) 45 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Nightmares II: More Tales to Make You Scream (1997) — Editor, Contributor — 43 exemplares
My Grandfather's House (1996) 43 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts II: More Tales to Haunt You (1997) — Editor, Contributor — 42 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Magic II: More Tales to Cast a Spell on You (1997) — Editor, Contributor — 42 exemplares
I Lost My Grandfather's Brain (1999) 39 exemplares
Herds of Thunder, Manes of Gold (1989) — Editor — 37 exemplares
Hatched (2016) 36 exemplares
Zombies of the Science Fair (2000) 34 exemplares
Peanut Butter Lover Boy (2000) 34 exemplares
Waiting Spirits (1984) 31 exemplares
Trolled (2017) 30 exemplares
Goblins on the Prowl (2015) 28 exemplares
Mountain of Stolen Dreams (1988) 28 exemplares
There's an Alien in My Underwear (2001) 28 exemplares
Amber Brown Horses Around (2014) 27 exemplares
Too Many Aliens (2000) 26 exemplares
The Thief of Worlds (2021) 26 exemplares
Don't Fry My Veeblax! (2000) 26 exemplares
Snatched from Earth (2000) 25 exemplares
There's an Alien in My Backpack (2000) 24 exemplares
The Saber-Toothed Poodnoobie (1997) 23 exemplares
Farewell to Earth (2001) 19 exemplares
Night of Two New Moons (1989) 18 exemplares
Is Your Teacher an Alien? (1997) 18 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (1999) — Editor, Contributor — 16 exemplares
Charlie Eggleston's Talking Skull (2003) 14 exemplares
Murder in Orbit (1987) 13 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Alien Visitors (1999) — Editor, Contributor — 12 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Strange Worlds (2000) — Editor, Contributor — 12 exemplares
Prehistoric People (1990) 12 exemplares
Sarah and the Dragon (1984) 12 exemplares
The One Right Thing (2008) 11 exemplares
Lapsnatcher (1997) 9 exemplares
Bruce Coville's UFOs (2000) — Editor, Contributor — 7 exemplares
Cursed (2016) 7 exemplares
Old Glory (2011) 4 exemplares
The Boy with the Silver Eyes (2011) 4 exemplares
The Invasion of Luster (2022) 4 exemplares
Street Magic: The Circle Opens (2006) 4 exemplares
The Wounded Tree (2022) 4 exemplares
Science Project of Doom (2000) 3 exemplares
Moongobble and Me, Books 1-3 (2006) 3 exemplares
Read On! II Workbook 6 (1987) 3 exemplares
Read On! II Workbook 4 (1987) 3 exemplares
Sixth-Grade Alien (1) (2020) 3 exemplares
O Sapo Mágico de Jennifer (1998) 2 exemplares
Alien Kiss Chase (1999) 2 exemplares
Camp Haunted Hills 2 exemplares
Clean As a Whistle (2011) 2 exemplares
The Passing of the Pack (2011) 2 exemplares
After The Third Kiss 2 exemplares
The Box (2011) 2 exemplares
Creature of Fire (1998) 2 exemplares
Restless Spirits (1998) 1 exemplar
The Mask of Eamonn Tiyado (2011) 1 exemplar
Ragged John 1 exemplar
Pharoah's Daughter 1 exemplar
The Stinky Princess (2011) 1 exemplar
A Blaze of Glory (2011) 1 exemplar
The Alien Who Came to Dinner (2000) 1 exemplar
Book of Aliens 2 (1996) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1870) — Introdução, algumas edições17,633 exemplares
Dealing with Dragons (1990) — Actor, algumas edições5,610 exemplares
Wild Magic (1992) — Director & producer, algumas edições5,510 exemplares
The Goose Girl (2003) — Director, producer, & cast member, algumas edições4,199 exemplares
Briar's Book (1999) — Director/Producer, algumas edições2,873 exemplares
Street Magic (2001) — Narrator & Producer, algumas edições2,638 exemplares
The Book of a Thousand Days (2007) — Producer, algumas edições2,522 exemplares
Enna Burning (2004) — Producer & cast member, algumas edições1,824 exemplares
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (1994) — Contribuidor — 794 exemplares
The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2009) — Contribuidor — 380 exemplares
Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold (2003) — Contribuidor — 290 exemplares
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contribuidor — 253 exemplares
A Wizard's Dozen: Stories of the Fantastic (1993) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Ribbiting Tales: Original Stories about Frogs (2000) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters (1989) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Dark of the Woods (2006) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Magic Mirrors (1966) — Introdução — 51 exemplares
A Nightmare's Dozen: Stories from the Dark (1996) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
The Unicorn Anthology (2017) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Dirty Laundry: Stories About Family Secrets (1998) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Spooky Stories for a Dark and Stormy Night (1945) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Werewolves: A Collection of Original Stories (1988) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Haunted House: A Collection of Original Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
An Anthology of Angels (1996) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
MidAmeriCon II Souvenir Book — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Locus, July 2011 (606) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Coville, Bruce
Nome legal
Coville, Bruce Farrington
Outros nomes
Farrington, Beatrice
Tallis, Robyn
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Syracuse, New York, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Duke University
fantasy writer
Coville, Katherine (wife)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Prémios e menções honrosas
E.E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (2000)
Nota de desambiguação
Bruce Coville wrote a couple of books in the Planet Builders series, under the pseudonym Robyn Tallis (which was used by other authors in the rest of the series).




The illustrations grow on you. Because he's a Scot, Macbeth appears as a sort of Celtic knight, in mediaeval mail, but wearing a lot of tartan and carrying a shield with Celtic decoration. Banquo is distinguished from Macbeth by his mustache. When the tyrant Macbeth rules, Scotland is foggy and snowy. Once he is overthrown, the black-faced sheep graze happily in a partly sunny pasture. The story is narrated well, with some well-chosen quotations thrown in, and the foreword demonstrates that the author, Bruce Coville, knows his subject.… (mais)
themulhern | 8 outras críticas | Sep 29, 2023 |
Horn Book Guide: "Cara travels across the land of Luster to find the door to Earth that will reunite her with her grandmother, known in Luster as the Wanderer" while Beloved and the Hunters attempt to find them and steal the amulet that would allow them to enter Luster.
JennyArch | Sep 1, 2023 |
Cara Diana Hunter and her grandmother, Ivy Morris, are being pursued. Cara follows her grandmother's instructions to escape: on the twelfth bell of the church clock, she calls on the power of her grandmother's amulet and is transported to Luster, the land of the unicorns, where she is to give the message that "the Wanderer is weary." In Luster, Cara is attacked by a delver, but rescued by a unicorn called Lightfoot and a man-bear creature called the Dimblethum. She meets others as well, and learns that her grandmother visited Luster many years ago - but now, both Ivy and Luster itself are in danger from hunters descended from a woman called Beloved.

Creative worldbuilding and mythology underpin this adventure story with a strong girl at its center.

See also: Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede


"I like fixing things," [Thomas the Tinker] said as he worked. "The world is always breaking, here and there, this way and that. Fix a bit of it, and I feel like I'm helping." (90)
… (mais)
JennyArch | 1 outra crítica | Aug 25, 2023 |
A fun little YA novel - a sci-fi flavoured mystery. It's got a 50's style innocence to it that's quite different that the current darker style currently in vogue. A solid three for me, I suspect I'd have liked it more if I was closer in age to the main character.
furicle | 1 outra crítica | Aug 5, 2023 |



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