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Paula Danziger (1944–2004)

Autor(a) de Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon

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About the Author

Paula Danziger was born in Washington, D.C., on August 18, 1944. She received her Master's Degree in reading and began her career as a teacher. She has taught at the junior high, high school, and college levels. Danziger is best known for a series of children's books about Amber Brown, including mostrar mais Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown, and Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit. Each of these books deals with a "crisis" in the life of young Amber Brown, such as her progressing to fourth grade. Danziger's writing is often inspired by conversations with her niece, Carrie, who is the model for Amber Brown. Other books by Danziger include The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Remember Me to Harold Square, and Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James. Danziger has become popular in Britain where she was nominated for the British Book Award for Children. She has also received several awards in America: the Parent's Choice Award, an International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Award, and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award. Danziger takes time out from writing to host a literary segment on a BBC children's show, called Live and Kicking. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Paula Danziger

Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon (1994) 2,033 exemplares
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (1974) 1,304 exemplares
Amber Brown Goes Fourth (1995) 1,285 exemplares
Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit (1996) 1,136 exemplares
Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue (1998) 954 exemplares
P.S. Longer Letter Later (1998) 887 exemplares
Amber Brown Sees Red (1997) 884 exemplares
Forever Amber Brown (1996) 850 exemplares
I, Amber Brown (1999) 773 exemplares
Snail Mail, No More (2000) 603 exemplares
What a Trip, Amber Brown! (2001) 535 exemplares
There's a Bat in Bunk Five (1980) 495 exemplares
It's Justin Time, Amber Brown (2001) 469 exemplares
This Place Has No Atmosphere (1986) 467 exemplares
The Pistachio Prescription (1978) 455 exemplares
Remember Me to Harold Square (1985) 303 exemplares
Everyone Else's Parents said Yes (1989) 256 exemplares
The Divorce Express (1982) 243 exemplares
United Tates of America (2002) 216 exemplares
Make Like a Tree and Leave (1990) 189 exemplares
Earth to Matthew (1991) 183 exemplares
It's an Aardvark-Eat-Turtle World (1985) 174 exemplares
Thames Doesn't Rhyme With James (1994) 137 exemplares
Barfburger Baby, I Was Here First (2004) 60 exemplares
Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink (2012) 60 exemplares
It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Amber Brown Is on the Move (2013) 40 exemplares
Amber Brown Horses Around (2014) 29 exemplares
Amber Brown Box Set (1997) 13 exemplares
Amber Brown Treasury (2001) 4 exemplares
Divorce / Aardvark (1994) 3 exemplares
Clara Rosa Vê Vermelho (2002) 2 exemplares
Amber Brown Scrap Book (2006) 2 exemplares
Clara rosa quer uma chance (2000) 2 exemplares
EU CLARA ROSA (2010) 1 exemplar
Que Viaje, Ambar Brown! (2007) 1 exemplar
Ambra Chiaro va in quarta (1998) 1 exemplar
La rentrée de Lili Graffiti (1999) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Little Women (1868) — Introdução, algumas edições26,145 exemplares
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903) — Posfácio, algumas edições4,043 exemplares
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Contribuidor — 263 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



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After enjoying the brief television series, I wanted to give these books a try, especially this one since it’s set at Christmas/Hanukkah. I haven’t read the other books that come before this one in the series, but this read just fine as a standalone.

As far as the holiday content, there’s a little crafting, a little shopping, some gift exchanges, etc., those were fun bits and I know this is a super short book to suit its intended audience and the story rightfully had more important things to deal with in few pages to do so, still I would have loved a smidge more of that festive feeling squeezed in throughout.

This excelled when it came to the emotional side of things, it genuinely captured how it feels to be a kid, whether it’s the pressure to keep up with her friends getting their ears pierced, the guilt plaguing Amber when she breaks the rules, or most poignant of all navigating the tricky feelings of divorce, a mom who doesn’t seem to even like her dad anymore, a dad moving into a new place, and a soon to be stepdad she loves even though she’d rather her parents were still together, all of that is really well conveyed here.
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SJGirl | 11 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2023 |
Amber's Dad has moved back to town, and she has complicated feelings about this. It's a cute slice of life, some sad feelings, some happy feelings, some bad behaviour, mostly muddling through.
atreic | 11 outras críticas | Nov 24, 2023 |
Matthew Martin is anxiously awaiting his 10th birthday party, while harassing his sisters and all the girls in his 6th grade class.
LindaLeeJacobs | 1 outra crítica | Oct 24, 2023 |



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