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Diane Stanley was born in 1943 and was raised in Abilene, Texas. She later attended both Trinity University and Johns Hopkins University. Her portfolio of children's book illustrations was creative enough for her to begin publication in 1978. She became an art director for G.P. Putnam & Sons and mostrar mais later began retelling and illustrating classic children's books. Stanley has revamped the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter and has also researched the children's biographies Cleopatra and Leonardo Da Vinci. She also illustrated her mother's book, The Last Princess. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) Diane Stanley and Diana Stanley are not the same person. Please don't combine them. Thanks.

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Obras por Diane Stanley

Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare (1992) — Ilustrador — 1,406 exemplares
Joan of Arc (1998) 1,287 exemplares
Michelangelo (2000) 1,209 exemplares
Cleopatra (1994) 1,125 exemplares
Peter the Great (1986) 1,014 exemplares
Bella at Midnight (2006) 636 exemplares
Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter (1997) 469 exemplares
Goldie and the Three Bears (2003) 283 exemplares
Shaka, King of the Zulus (1988) 236 exemplares
The Silver Bowl (2011) 232 exemplares
Saving Sweetness (1996) 229 exemplares
Roughing It on the Oregon Trail (2000) 219 exemplares
Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam (2002) 215 exemplares
Moe the dog in tropical paradise (1992) 215 exemplares
The Good Luck Pencil (1750) 185 exemplares
Raising Sweetness (1999) 144 exemplares
Joining the Boston Tea Party (2001) 126 exemplares
A Time Apart (1830) 125 exemplares
The Conversation Club (1983) 109 exemplares
The Giant and the Beanstalk (2004) 97 exemplares
Saving Sky (2010) 96 exemplares
The True Adventure of Daniel Hall (1600) 91 exemplares
Fortune (1810) 75 exemplares
The Cup and the Crown (2012) 73 exemplares
The Trouble with Wishes (2007) 72 exemplares
Woe Is Moe (1995) 63 exemplares
Joplin, Wishing (2017) 60 exemplares
The Princess of Cortova (2013) 59 exemplares
Elena (1800) 45 exemplares
The Chosen Prince (2015) 43 exemplares
Captain Whiz-Bang (1987) 31 exemplares
A Country Tale (1880) 20 exemplares
Fiddle-i-fee: A traditional American chant (1979) — Ilustrador — 16 exemplares
Second Sleep (2021) 13 exemplares
Resist! Peaceful Acts That Changed Our World (2020) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Siegfried (1991) 6 exemplares
All Wet! All Wet! 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Sleeping Ugly (1981) — Ilustrador — 725 exemplares
Petrosinella (1891) — Ilustrador — 119 exemplares
The Month-Brothers: A Slavic Tale (1968) — Ilustrador, algumas edições50 exemplares
The Man Whose Name Was Not Thomas (1981) — Ilustrador — 14 exemplares
Half-A-Ball-Of-Kenki: An Ashanti Tale (1979) — Ilustrador — 12 exemplares
Onions, Onions (1981) — Ilustrador — 6 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Stanley, Diane
Outros nomes
STANLEY, Diane Zuromskis
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Abilene, Texas, USA
Locais de residência
Abilene, Texas, USA
New York, New York, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Trinity University (BA|1965)
Johns Hopkins University (MA|1970)
Edinburgh College of Art
Children's Book Author
Children's Book Illustrator
Medical Illustrator
Art Director
graphic designer
Stanley, Fay (mother)
Vennema, Peter (husband)
Dell Publishing
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
Prémios e menções honrosas
Orbis Pictus Award (1992)
Boston Globe - Horn Book Award (1997)
Golden Kite Award (1987)
Children's Choice Award (1979)
Sheldon Fogelman Agency

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Diane Stanley is an American children's author and illustrator, a former medical illustrator, and a former art director for the publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons. Born in 1943 in Abilene, Texas, she was educated at Trinity University (in San Antonio, TX) and at Johns Hopkins University. She is perhaps best known for her many picture-book biographies, some of which were co-authored by her husband, Peter Vennema. (source: Wikipedia)
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Diane Stanley and Diana Stanley are not the same person. Please don't combine them. Thanks.



Feels like two separate books. The first is about Joplin. The end of the book the focus shifts.

Enjoyed reading.
Sunstroke | 1 outra crítica | Feb 17, 2024 |
I didn't know anything about this book when I started reading it (except that I like the author). It starts off contemporary realistic. There's a girl named Joplin who lives in New York City. Her famous eccentric grandfather has just died and she's being bullied about it at school (seriously, her classmates are so cruel). Joplin inherits her grandfather's broken antique painted pottery. It turns out to have magical properties and presents a mystery for Joplin to untangle.

Honestly, this is the kind of book I could probably take apart if I felt like it (the magic seemed to have a lot of holes in it and the heroes were impossibly precocious 12-year-olds) but I just enjoyed it. Joplin has a strained relationship with her single mother and her ache to feel close to her mom was palpable. When it came time to solve the problem presented by the magic delftware, it was worked out logically in a satisfying way.

This has a kind of fairy tale quality, but it's hard to explain without giving away the plot. Let's say there are aspects that made me think of [b:Ella Enchanted|24337|Ella Enchanted|Gail Carson Levine|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1410727190s/24337.jpg|2485462].
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LibrarianDest | 1 outra crítica | Jan 3, 2024 |
I appreciate what Diane Stanley is trying to accomplish with this book: What if the War on Terror escalates and our world is drastically changed? Rationing, attacks, fear, panic, etc. grip the nation and our leaders make some ugly choices. They treat people of Arab decent the same way people of Japanese decent were treated after Pearl Harbor. What would you do if they were going to take your friend away just because of where his parents were born? Would you be brave?

Now let me be cynical: An idealized hippie-agrarian family (the kids are named Mouse and Sky, they live off the grid without TV or computers, they practice some kind of humanist/pagan spiritualism that involves a lot of blessing of stuff) does what any saintly family would do during a crisis and rescues a young boy of Arab descent from racist, Arab-fearing government officials. Sky writes an essay about how messed up the country has become.

I like/don't like this book because it's message is so clear. It would be absolutely terrible to live in a country that openly punished people of a certain ethnicity. It takes a lot of courage to stand up for what's right when everyone is scared and the country is being attacked. The United States is not a perfect nation. Bad things could happen here. Have happened here.

This book is saved from being unbearably preachy by good writing and a fast-moving plot. I enjoyed reading it, even though I rolled my eyes more than once (it was mostly the perfection of Sky's parents that brought on the eye rolls). It would be a good choice for a book club this year or next, but I don't think it will have staying power. It's kind of a modern, speculative version of [b:Number the Stars|47281|Number the Stars|Lois Lowry|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1170346710s/47281.jpg|2677305]. The ending is totally open-ended, which is how a book taking on such a big topic manages to be so short. Often, I wished the author would do more showing and less telling.
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LibrarianDest | 8 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Okay. This is a review with two different views because

1.) Alice Water's vision and mission in regards to food was trailblazing. Fresh ingredients and preserving farms is something vitally important. Being self-sustaining is huge. Loving food for what it can be and do is why I love to cook myself


1.) I do agree with other reviews that this book does feel tone deaf. Or at the very least it is not approachable. Because not everyone has access to fresh ingredients. It is freaking expensive to dine at restaurants like Chez Panisse (For instance, it's $175 a person PLUS a 17 percent service charge AND a 10.25 percent sales tax).....that's too rich for my blood. And frankly, the small businesses chefs claim to want to help.

That is a pet peeve of mine. Unapproachable prices for the masses....
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msgabbythelibrarian | 1 outra crítica | Jun 11, 2023 |



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