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Wendy Mass

Autor(a) de A Mango-Shaped Space

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About the Author

Wendy Mass was born in Livingston, New Jersey on January 17, 1967. She received a B. A. in English from Tufts University. She worked as a book editor at numerous publishing houses in New York City and Connecticut and co-created a teenage literary magazine called Writes of Passage. She has written mostrar mais several nonfiction books for teenagers including Stonehenge, Readings on Night, John Cabot: Early Explorer, and Ray Bradbury: Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her fiction books include Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Every Soul a Star, 11 Birthdays, Finally, and The Candymakers. A Mango-Shaped Space won the American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award in 2004. She wrote the storyline for an episode of the television show Monk, entitled "Mr. Monk Goes to the Theatre," which aired during the show's second season. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Wendy Mass

A Mango-Shaped Space (2003) 1,812 exemplares
11 Birthdays (2009) 1,608 exemplares
Every Soul A Star (2008) 1,555 exemplares
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (2008) 1,528 exemplares
The Candymakers (2010) 1,356 exemplares
Finally (2010) 874 exemplares
13 Gifts (2011) 698 exemplares
Bob (2018) 618 exemplares
Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall (2007) 376 exemplares
Leap Day (2004) 319 exemplares
The Last Present (2013) 308 exemplares
Pi in the Sky (2013) 231 exemplares
Graceful (2015) 199 exemplares
Stealing the Sword (2018) 198 exemplares
Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight (2014) 118 exemplares
Escape from Egypt (2018) 75 exemplares
Fast-Forward to the Future (2019) 62 exemplares
Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue (2014) 53 exemplares
Lo and behold (2023) 51 exemplares
Dodging Dinosaurs (2019) 36 exemplares
The Seventh Element (2016) 34 exemplares
Autumn : poems, songs, prayers (2001) 23 exemplares
Winter : poems, songs, prayers (2001) 18 exemplares
Space Taxi: The Galactic B.U.R.P. (2016) 17 exemplares
Space Taxi: B.U.R.P. Strikes Back (2017) 14 exemplares
Fantasy (2001) — Editor — 14 exemplares
Spring : poems, songs, prayers (2001) 12 exemplares
Summer : poems, songs, prayers (2001) 12 exemplares
Readings on Night (2000) — Editor — 11 exemplares
Space Taxi: Aliens on Earth (2017) 10 exemplares
Children's literature (2001) — Editor — 8 exemplares
Celebrate Halloween (2006) 5 exemplares
Teen Drug Abuse (Teen Issues) (1998) 5 exemplares
John Cabot : early explorer (2004) 3 exemplares
Getting A Clue: Tammy (1995) 2 exemplares
The 1920s (2004) 1 exemplar
Books 1 exemplar
Gentle lion (Little lambs) (1996) 1 exemplar
Women's rights (1998) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009) — Contribuidor — 1,148 exemplares
Unidentified Funny Objects 8 (2020) — Autor — 13 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
New Jersey, USA
Tufts University



2 children Finding the right key that fits em Name that Book (Janeiro 2013)


11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass is a story about Amanda and Leo, who were born on the same day and have always celebrated their birthdays together. However, after a falling out on their tenth birthday, they find themselves stuck in a loop, waking up to the same day repeatedly until they can resolve their differences and get it right.
Irinna55 | 105 outras críticas | May 22, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level- 3rd-5th
Awards- none
brianacronic | 7 outras críticas | Apr 30, 2024 |
Addie joins her father on a six-week business trip to Spring Haven University where he's involved with a virtual reality lab. Addie has been struggling with her mother's absence (revealed late in the book that she is in prison for counterfeiting prescriptions and selling drugs) and isn't really interested in socializing with other kids her age, including Mateo, their neighbor down the hall. After experiencing the virtual reality projects her father's students are working on, Addie can't contain her wonder and awe and escapes into various virtual worlds whenever she can. Eventually she and Mateo team up to create a VR project to help distract kids during their cancer treatments, and Addie learns it's not so painful to connect with others. Readers will be intrigued to explore more about VR and will empathize with Addie's evolution from withdrawn to embracing.… (mais)
Salsabrarian | 4 outras críticas | Apr 6, 2024 |
This Graphic Novel by Wendy Mass is about a young girl, Addie, whose life was turned upside down. After moving with her dad across the country, she meets Mateo. She and Mateo become friends and work together on a fun new project with virtual reality. Through a virtual reality headset they are able to see the world in a whole new way!

After reading the Lost Library by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, I really wanted to explore some of their other works. This book was truly a heartwarming graphic novel and is perfect for middle grade readers. It discusses many challenging topics from drug abuse, and cancer to single parent households. The integration of modern technology and Virtual Reality as a tool to escape from the challenges of reality was brilliant.

This book would do well with a sister text and research on virtual reality. A book such as, Virtual Reality by Jack Challoner or Virtual Reality Gaming by Betsy Rathburn would provide more background knowledge to the reader about the technology behind virtual reality tools. Through the graphics you could see in Lo and Behold how much it takes to design, more science knowledge would be beneficial to the reader for context.
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Booksonthehammock | 4 outras críticas | Mar 24, 2024 |



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