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Wendelin Van Draanen

Autor(a) de Flipped

57 Works 13,542 Membros 401 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Wendelin Van Draanen was born on January 6, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of chemists who emigrated from Holland. She worked as a math teacher and then as a computer science teacher before becoming an author. Wendelin Van Draanen began her writing career with a screenplay and soon mostrar mais switched to adult novels and then children's books. She is best known for her Sammy Keyes series of novels, which she started writing in 1997, featuring a teenage detective named Samantha Keyes. Her popular Sammy Keyes series had been nominated four times for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children's Mystery and won with "Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief". Her Shredderman series also yielded a Christopher Medal for Secret Identity. She has also written several novels such as: How I Survived Being a Girl and Flipped. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped (2001) 4,035 exemplares
The Running Dream (2011) 1,146 exemplares
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief (1998) 1,078 exemplares
Shredderman: Secret Identity (2004) 696 exemplares
Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man (1998) 538 exemplares
Runaway (2006) 393 exemplares
Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf (1999) 376 exemplares
How I Survived Being a Girl (1997) 321 exemplares
Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger (2004) 283 exemplares
Wild Bird (2017) 280 exemplares
Swear to Howdy (2003) 257 exemplares
Sammy Keyes and the Dead Giveaway (2005) 210 exemplares
Shredderman: Enemy Spy (2005) 178 exemplares
Shredderman: Meet the Gecko (2005) 171 exemplares
Confessions of a Serial Kisser (2008) 162 exemplares
Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things (2007) 155 exemplares
Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash (2008) 124 exemplares
Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye (2014) 54 exemplares
Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise (2013) 52 exemplares
The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones (2016) 48 exemplares
Shredderman 23 exemplares
Flipped [2010 film] (2010) — Writer — 22 exemplares
The Peach Rebellion (2022) 22 exemplares
Gravity Is Bringing Me Down (2024) 11 exemplares
The Peach Rebellion (2023) 8 exemplares
The peach rebellion 2 exemplares
Flipped 1 exemplar
Sammy Keyes 1 exemplar
SWER TO HOWDY 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Leda is having a tough day - gravity is tripping her up and bringing her down. After school, Leda's mom brings her to her "happy place" (the Discover - Learn - Play Children's Museum), where Leda climbs, bounces, slides, and even "flies" in the rocket simulator. Equilibrium restored, Leda heads home in a better mood, and after dinner, gravity helps her fall into bed.
JennyArch | Apr 22, 2024 |
Slow start for me (put it away in first chapter but then picked it up again) but became an sweet, enjoyable glimpse into both perspectives of their personal growth.
mimji | 150 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2024 |
Wren gets taken in the middle of the night to a juvenile boot camp in the desert. When she's grabbed she's angry, drunk, and her parents are kind of at the end of their ropes. Over the eight weeks she's in the program, she transforms physically and emotionally.
Her change begins to transform her relationship with herself and the relationship with the rest of her family.
There is action in the outdoor survival things she learns. But a lot of the change is intra and interpersonal.
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ewyatt | 10 outras críticas | Mar 25, 2024 |
plot was good and it was ok when character was interacting with adults. Felt it fell apart a bit when she was interacting with her peers, dialogue not believable
cspiwak | 9 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |



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