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Cynthia Voigt

Autor(a) de Dicey's Song

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About the Author

Cynthia Voigt was born on February 25, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College, did graduate work at St. Michael's College, and later received a teacher's certification from Christian Brothers College. After college, she worked for an advertising agency. mostrar mais Before becoming a full-time author, she was a secretary and a high school English teacher. Her first book, Homecoming, was published in 1981. Her children's books address such issues at child abuse and racism, topics that are not often talked about in books designed for children. She is the author of numerous books including the Bad Girls series, the Tillerman Cycle series, and the Kingdom series. She won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the field of social studies for Homecoming, the Newbery Medal, ALA in 1983 for Dicey's Song, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1984 for The Callender Papers. In 1995, she received the MAE Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Cynthia Voigt

Dicey's Song (1982) 2,750 exemplares
Homecoming (1981) 2,740 exemplares
A Solitary Blue (1983) 1,441 exemplares
Jackaroo (1985) 1,042 exemplares
Izzy, Willy-Nilly (1986) 842 exemplares
The Runner (1985) 749 exemplares
Seventeen Against the Dealer (1991) 663 exemplares
On Fortune's Wheel (1990) 656 exemplares
Come a Stranger (1986) 647 exemplares
Sons from Afar (1991) 586 exemplares
The Callender Papers (1983) 482 exemplares
Elske (1999) 381 exemplares
The Wings of a Falcon (1993) 376 exemplares
The Book of Lost Things (2013) 314 exemplares
Young Fredle (2011) 281 exemplares
Building Blocks (1984) 263 exemplares
Bad Girls (1996) 262 exemplares
Tree By Leaf (1988) 253 exemplares
The Vandemark Mummy (1991) 247 exemplares
When She Hollers (1994) 212 exemplares
Tell Me If the Lovers Are Losers (1982) 193 exemplares
Bad, Badder, Baddest (1997) 158 exemplares
Orfe (1992) 152 exemplares
David and Jonathan (1992) 137 exemplares
Angus and Sadie (2005) 125 exemplares
Bad Girls in Love (2002) 102 exemplares
It's Not Easy Being Bad (2000) 91 exemplares
The Book of Secrets (2014) 86 exemplares
The Book of Kings (2015) 72 exemplares
The Rosie Stories (2003) 72 exemplares
Teddy & Co. (2016) 39 exemplares
Glass Mountain (1991) 35 exemplares
Homecoming, Part 1 (1981) 31 exemplares
Dicey's Song/Homecoming (2001) 30 exemplares
Toaff's Way (2018) 28 exemplares
Little Bird (2020) 24 exemplares
Homecoming, Part 2 (1981) 22 exemplares
From Bad to Worse (1998) 15 exemplares
By Any Name (2017) 14 exemplares
Stories About Rosie (1986) 12 exemplares
VOGLIO TORNARE A CASA (1999) 7 exemplares
Homecoming [1996 TV Movie] (1996) — Writer — 5 exemplares
Jackaroo/On Fortune's Wheel (2001) 5 exemplares
Les Enfants Tillerman, tome 2 (1999) 2 exemplares
The Black Bear 1 exemplar
Le pesti (1998) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




Choosing to banish screens from the bedroom has done wonders for my reading life. And after a summer jag reading The Chronicles of Narnia (my selected favorites), I chose to pursue more children's lit for most of my evening reads.

I think I read [b:Homecoming|12125|Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle, #1)|Cynthia Voigt|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1390250078s/12125.jpg|213788] years ago. But with the passage of time, and a more mature appreciation for a road trip tale, and childhood vis a vis abandonment, this read seemed like the first. The pages just kept turning.

The next title in the series, [b:Dicey's Song|11831|Dicey's Song (Tillerman Cycle, #2)|Cynthia Voigt|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1386923650s/11831.jpg|1968913] is on my nightstand, because I'm eager to know how each child fares in the next phase of their development. How do we survive childhood? How does anyone who faces the challenges of the Tillerman clan? What kind of adults will they be?

Almost, but not quite, unbelievable reading.
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rebwaring | 52 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2023 |
Voigt deftly portrays characters with depth and complexity. There is no sugar-coating of the working-class American family, nor shying away from racial tensions on the personal level during de-segragation. Satisfying read in every way.
rebwaring | 9 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2023 |
Growing up in a traditional nuclear family I seldom tried to imagine any other reality. Voigt's Tillerman Cycle was published after my middle- and high-school tenure, when exposure to different family structures would have stretched me, to say the least, in positive ways.

With attention to the details of each character's speech, mannerisms, and interior dialog, Voigt breathes vibrant life into these memorable protagonists. The development of adolescent identity without a parent, or without both, unspools with confident pacing that kept me turning the pages.

I will miss the Tillermans.
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rebwaring | 7 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2023 |
Thoroughly satisfying read the second time through. When I first read it years ago, I was so concrete and literal in my understanding of the title that I kept looking for the passage about the song—one Dicey sings, one sung about or for her...

Shaking my head about that now. Brilliant storytelling with complex characters, many who were introduced in [b:Homecoming|12125|Homecoming (Tillerman Cycle, #1)|Cynthia Voigt|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1390250078s/12125.jpg|213788], moving through vivid and memorable settings.

Of course it is an award book, it earned it!
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rebwaring | 38 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2023 |



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