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Kathryn Lasky

Autor(a) de The Capture

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About the Author

Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while mostrar mais she was teaching. She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Kathryn Lasky

The Capture (2003) 3,535 exemplares
The Journey (2003) 2,374 exemplares
The Rescue (2004) 2,104 exemplares
The Shattering (2004) 1,287 exemplares
The Burning (2004) 1,212 exemplares
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth (1994) 1,048 exemplares
The Hatchling (2005) 1,034 exemplares
The Outcast (2005) 977 exemplares
Lone Wolf (2009) 953 exemplares
The First Collier (2006) 885 exemplares
The Coming of Hoole (2006) 772 exemplares
The Golden Tree (2007) 732 exemplares
To Be a King (2006) 713 exemplares
The River of Wind (2003) 670 exemplares
Exile (2008) 554 exemplares
Shadow Wolf (2010) 534 exemplares
The War of the Ember (2008) 500 exemplares
The Night Journey (1981) 456 exemplares
Watch Wolf (2011) 413 exemplares
Lost Tales of Ga'Hoole (2010) 346 exemplares
Marven of the Great North Woods (1997) 333 exemplares
Beyond the Burning Time (1994) 333 exemplares
The Escape (2014) 331 exemplares
True North (1996) 327 exemplares
Sugaring Time (1983) 318 exemplares
Frost Wolf (2011) 317 exemplares
Ashes (2010) 271 exemplares
Portraits: Dancing Through Fire (2005) 260 exemplares
Lunch Bunnies (1996) 260 exemplares
The Rise of a Legend (2013) 243 exemplares
Hannah (2009) 240 exemplares
Spirit Wolf (2012) 240 exemplares
The Quest of the Cubs (2018) 203 exemplares
Star Wolf (2013) 187 exemplares
The Man Who Made Time Travel (2003) 185 exemplares
Memoirs of a Bookbat (1994) 171 exemplares
A Guide Book to the Great Tree (Guardians of Ga'hoole) (2007) — Autor — 168 exemplares
Night Gardening : A Novel (1999) 152 exemplares
Star Split (1999) 141 exemplares
Broken Song (2005) 135 exemplares
The Portal (2019) 119 exemplares
The Den of the Forever Frost (2018) 115 exemplares
The Extra (2013) 115 exemplares
Show and Tell Bunnies (1998) 111 exemplares
Star Rise (2014) 111 exemplares
The Last Girls of Pompeii (2007) 110 exemplares
Double Trouble Squared (1991) 103 exemplares
Porkenstein (2002) 103 exemplares
May (1811) 93 exemplares
Blood Secret (2004) 92 exemplares
Monarchs (1993) 91 exemplares
Two Bad Pilgrims (2009) 89 exemplares
Pond Year (1995) 83 exemplares
The Emperor's Old Clothes (1999) 82 exemplares
Mommy's Hands (1632) 81 exemplares
Alice Rose and Sam (1763) 80 exemplares
Science Fair Bunnies (1701) 76 exemplares
Beyond the Divide (1983) 74 exemplares
Jem's Island (1982) 73 exemplares
Before I Was Your Mother (2003) 70 exemplares
Searching for Laura Ingalls (1993) 64 exemplares
Lucy (2012) 63 exemplares
Sophie and Rose (1998) 62 exemplares
Pirate Bob (2006) 60 exemplares
Days of the Dead (1900) 60 exemplares
The Weaver's Gift (1980) 52 exemplares
Chasing Orion (1882) 50 exemplares
A Voice in the Wind (1993) 48 exemplares
Wild Blood (2016) 46 exemplares
The Deadlies: Spiders on the Case (2011) 44 exemplares
The Burning Queen (2019) 43 exemplares
First Painter (2000) 41 exemplares
The Gates of the Wind (1995) 40 exemplares
Mumbo Jumbo (1991) 39 exemplares
Born to Rule (2006) 39 exemplares
Sea Swan (1988) 38 exemplares
Trace Elements (1986) 38 exemplares
Cloud Eyes (1600) 37 exemplares
Mortal Words (1990) 37 exemplares
Dark Swan (1994) 36 exemplares
Pageant (1986) 36 exemplares
My Island Grandma (1979) 36 exemplares
Grace The Pirate (1997) 34 exemplares
The Keepers of the Keys (2019) 31 exemplares
Faceless (2021) 30 exemplares
Dinosaur Dig (1990) 30 exemplares
Light on Bone (2022) 27 exemplares
Fourth of July Bear (1991) 25 exemplares
Love That Baby! (2003) 25 exemplares
Poodle and Hound (2009) 25 exemplares
Atlantic Circle (1985) 22 exemplares
Tumble Bunnies (2005) 20 exemplares
A Baby for Max (1702) 20 exemplares
More Than Magic (2016) 19 exemplares
Unicorns? Get Real! (2007) 18 exemplares
Guardians of Ga'hoole (books 1-6) (2004) 15 exemplares
Prank (1984) 15 exemplares
Home Free (1985) 11 exemplares
Puppeteer (1985) 9 exemplares
Tugboats Never Sleep (1977) 8 exemplares
Yossel's Journey (2022) 8 exemplares
The Widow of Oz (1989) 8 exemplares
The Crossing (2015) 5 exemplares
The Solo (1994) 5 exemplares
The TANTRUM (1993) 5 exemplares
Tall Ships (1978) 5 exemplares
Journal d'une Suffragette (1913) 5 exemplares
Guardians of Gahool Set 1-13 (1905) 3 exemplares
Early Man (1924) 1 exemplar
Mortal Wounds 1 exemplar
The owls of Ga'Hoole (2016) 1 exemplar
O Resgate 1 exemplar
A Viagem 1 exemplar
O Cerco 1 exemplar
De ontvoering (2013) 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Knight, Kathryn Lasky
Outros nomes
Swann, E. L.
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Locais de residência
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
University of Michigan (English)
children's book author
Knight, Christopher (husband)

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Kathryn Lasky is a Newbery Honor author of over one hundred fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults.  Her books range from critically acclaimed nonfiction titles such as Beyond the Burning Time and True North to the wildly popular Guardians of Ga'hoole fantasy series about owls. 



Born to Rule em Read YA Lit (Julho 2011)


This is the best picture book I have found that covers Newton's life as a whole, instead of focusing on one or two specifics. Amazon lists the reading age at 4-8 years, but the School Library Journal's recommendation for grades 3-5 seems more appropriate. The text is interesting and readable, with quoted words and phrases integrated into the narrative. It covers his accomplishments, and acknowledges his flaws, giving a well-rounded introduction to an interesting man.

There are chapter-like headings to break up the text, but the divisions are very uneven, with several sections being a page or two and others closer to ten pages. If you were going to read this aloud in multiple sessions, you may want to plan your readings and breaks in advance. There are also two sidebar-style pages with information on Galileo and another on Kepler. There are no source notes, but there is an annotated bibliography at the end. Overall, a great picture book biography!… (mais)
buddingnaturalist | 9 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
Great book for young adults learning to read about history. It makes it more interesting instead of just reading a plain history book.
Kcannon34 | 18 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |
Twelve-year-old Remember Patience Whipple ("Mem" for short) has just arrived in the New World with her parents after a grueling 65-day journey on the Mayflower. Mem has an irrepressible spirit, and leaps headfirst into life in her new home. Despite harsh conditions, Mem is fearless. She helps to care for the sick and wants more than anything to meet and befriend a Native American.
PlumfieldCH | 21 outras críticas | Sep 22, 2023 |
This book has some minor factual errors here and there. For example, Darwin and Wallace did not write a paper together as the book claims, rather their separate papers were presented together. It also makes the odd claim that Darwin rushed out of an operating room, "unable to stand the sight of blood". But Darwin enjoyed field sports and further on on the same page we learn of his plans to go partridge shooting. Do not bullets draw blood, even from the bodies of mere partridges?

However, the book also has some good properties. The artwork is actually clever, and where the depictions are not strictly accurate, they still convey something useful. For example, Darwin's clothes become obtrusively patched as the voyage wears on. He was probably not quite so unkempt, as he spent most of the voyage on land, and would have been in a position to purchase a new pair of pants and a coat. However, when he gets to London, and becomes suddenly the dapper young gentleman, immaculate in a claret-colored frock coat, that he has been living rough for the past five years is apparent. A few pages later he becomes the country gentleman, in tweeds and a straw hat. The people at the booksellers reading the Origin of Species are unmistakably Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Wilberforce. That Darwin's nose is round and Fitzroy's is an enormous beak is probably more or less to the life, and also a reference to the fact that Fitzroy thought he could read character in physiognomy and was initially quite put off by Darwin's snub nose.

Darwin and Fitzroy are presented as arguing frequently. I doubt that all these arguments happened as described, but they are a rhetorical device, to describe prevailing beliefs of the day in an immediate way that is especially suitable for children.

Far better than the other children's biographies of Darwin I have read so far.
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themulhern | 13 outras críticas | Aug 18, 2023 |



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