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Jim Murphy (2) (1947–2022)

Autor(a) de The Great Fire

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About the Author

Jim Murphy has written more than twenty-five books for young people. In addition to the Newbery Honor, which he received for The Great Fire, he has won many other awards, including the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award and a Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor. He is also the two-time winner of mostrar mais both the SCBWI Golden Kite Award and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Mr. Murphy lives with his family in Maplewood, New Jersey mostrar menos

Obras por Jim Murphy

The Great Fire (1995) 1,282 exemplares
The Long Road to Gettysburg (1992) 330 exemplares
The Call of the Wolves (1989) 276 exemplares
The Last Dinosaur (1988) 199 exemplares
Dinosaur for a Day (1587) 185 exemplares
Desperate Journey (2006) 143 exemplares
The Real Benedict Arnold (2007) 86 exemplares
Inside The Alamo (2003) 63 exemplares
Fergus and the Night-Demon (1992) 43 exemplares
Weird & Wacky Inventions (1978) 40 exemplares
Night Terrors (1993) 39 exemplares
Revenge of the Green Banana (2017) 25 exemplares
Baffling & Bizarre Inventions (1876) 22 exemplares
Guess Again (1986) 21 exemplares
Rat's Christmas Party (1979) 14 exemplares
Backyard Bear (1993) 12 exemplares
The Indy 500 (1983) 10 exemplares
Harold Thinks Big (1988) 7 exemplares
Baseball's All-time All-stars (1984) 5 exemplares
Death Run (1982) 5 exemplares
Two hundred years of bicycles (1983) 4 exemplares

Associated Works

Guys Read: True Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Dear America: The Nation at War: The Civil War Collection (2002) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2, October 1980 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


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Good account of a Blizzard near my hometown that I knew nothing about.
Apparently, drawings were heavily used in the newspapers at the time - I didn't know that. Interesting that there were photos of the Blizzard too.
Of course, forecasting was in its infancy & the weatherman of the day were looking at a scientific approach, where the farmers and seamen would have been a whole lot more knowledgeable, if the forecasters would have listened.
nancynova | 20 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |
This was facinating book that both described the centuries old battle against TB, but did a good job of describing the development of the medical profession.
mslibrarynerd | 9 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
2.5stars. Listed as geared towards grades 5-8. I can't imagine that anyone in that age group would find this entertaining. I love Robert Louis Stevenson's collection of poetry, _A Child's Garden of Verses_. So, I appreciated learning a little more about him.
CarolHicksCase | 7 outras críticas | Mar 12, 2023 |
This was an interesting and informative book, but could have been much better. It is a short book, only about 150 pages. But the narrative is even shorter as there are many illustrations, which are actually the best part of the book. On almost every other page is an illustration from the time period, thus reducing the prose.

The book is the story of the Yellow Fever plague in Philadelphia in 1793. Unfortunately, the medical community neither knew what caused the disease, nor how to properly cure it. Only later did they learn the disease was carried by mosquitoes.

Overall, it is not a bad book, but I wish the story had gone deeper into the daily life of the citizens of Philadelphia and how they coped with the plague, as well as some in-depth stories of those who suffered and recovered from the disease.

As I said, the illustrations are beautiful and are the best part of the book, thus I was able to give it 3 stars. As it is a very short read, I can recommend it for those interested in this subject. There is a nice index and list of sources at the end for those wishing to read further on the subject.
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dwcofer | 90 outras críticas | Feb 17, 2023 |



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