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Gloria Whelan

Autor(a) de Homeless Bird

69+ Works 10,582 Membros 243 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

Gloria Whelan was born on November 23, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She took a strong interest in reading early in life when she was bedridden for a year with rheumatic fever. She dictated stories to her sister who would then type them. She then went on to writing poetry and later editing her high mostrar mais school newspaper. She attended the University of Michigan and earned her B.S.degree and M.S.W. degree. She began working as a social worker in Minneapolis and Detroit. She soon became tired of Detroit's hectic pace and moved to a cabin in northern Michigan.This peace was disrupted by an oil company 's desire to drill on her property. Because she did not own the mineral rights, the drilling proceeded. This experience inspired Gloria Whelan to write her children's novel, A Clearing in the Forest in 1978, which was about a boy working on an oilrig. Gloria Whelan has written several works of fiction for children and adults, many set in rural Michigan. She has also written stories set in exotic places like China and India. She won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature in 2000 for Homeless Bird - the story of a young woman in India abandoned by her mother-in-law. mostrar menos

Inclui os nomes: Gloria Whelan, Gloria Wheelan


Obras por Gloria Whelan

Homeless Bird (2000) 2,331 exemplares
Listening for Lions (2005) 981 exemplares
Angel on the Square (2001) 961 exemplares
Chu Ju's House (2004) 610 exemplares
Hannah (1991) 486 exemplares
Once on This Island (1993) 458 exemplares
Silver (1988) 406 exemplares
Next Spring An Oriole (1987) 342 exemplares
Goodbye, Vietnam (1992) 333 exemplares
The Indian School (1996) 251 exemplares
The Miracle of Saint Nicholas (1997) 232 exemplares
Night Of The Full Moon (1993) 231 exemplares
The Impossible Journey (2003) 208 exemplares
Burying the Sun (2004) 150 exemplares
Small Acts of Amazing Courage (2011) 147 exemplares
Yatandou (2007) 131 exemplares
The Turning (2006) 129 exemplares
Shadow Of The Wolf (1997) 119 exemplares
The Disappeared (2008) 119 exemplares
Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine (2014) 118 exemplares
Farewell to the Island (1998) 107 exemplares
Friend on Freedom River (2004) 104 exemplares
Jam & Jelly By Holly & Nellie (2002) 99 exemplares
The Listeners (2009) 93 exemplares
Return to the Island (2000) 93 exemplares
Parade of Shadows (2007) 91 exemplares
After the Train (2009) 72 exemplares
The Locked Garden (2009) 68 exemplares
Waiting for the Owl's Call (2009) 66 exemplares
See What I See (2010) 56 exemplares
A Time to Keep Silent (1979) 53 exemplares
Miranda's Last Stand (1999) 47 exemplares
The Wanigan (2002) 44 exemplares
That Wild Berries Should Grow (1994) 43 exemplares
Summer of the War (2006) 42 exemplares
A Week of Raccoons (1988) 35 exemplares
The Boy Who Wanted to Cook (2011) — Autor — 28 exemplares
Bringing the Farmhouse Home (1992) 23 exemplares
The Hedge School (2015) 18 exemplares
First Girl (2007) 18 exemplares
The Secret Keeper (1991) 18 exemplares
Friends (1997) 16 exemplares
In Andal’s House (2013) 13 exemplares
The President's Mother (1996) 12 exemplares
A Clearing in the Forest (1978) 11 exemplares
The Ambassador's Wife (1997) 7 exemplares
Charles McGee: 2008 Kresge Eminent Artist (2008) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Chu Ju's house 1 exemplar
the turning 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



From the Dust Jacket:

"In 1843, with all their possessions loaded onto a single wagon, young Louisa May Alcott and her family bravely venture into the wilderness. Louisa's father is determined to realize his vision of a perfect life: one where people live in peace with each other and with nature, surviving off the land. Louisa keeps a journal in which she vows to try to uphold her father's high ideals.

But her family's journey can't erase her own dreams, doubts, frustrations, and fears. With the words "This is to be my secret diary," Louisa begins recording a very different version of events. Unfolding together, the two accounts reveal one remarkable tale of young writer finding her voice.

Based on Louisa May Alcott's own journals, National Book Award winner Gloria Whelan's novel breathes new life into a forgotten chapter from the youth of the beloved author of Little Women.

Author's Note:

In 1843, when Louisa May Alcott was ten years old, Louisa, her sisters Anna, twelve, Lizzie, seven, and two-year-old Abby May settled with their mother and father on a farm they called Fruitlands. It was the dream of Louisa's father together around him men and women who shared his vision of a more perfect world. Louisa's experiences at Fruitlands were both sad and funny.

From the time she first learned to write, Louisa kept a journal. It is believed that her father destroyed a part of her Fruitlands journal. Louisa herself, when she was older, destroyed many of her diaries. Only nine brief journal entries about her eight months at Fruitlands remain. I have imagined the diary that Louisa might have kept as well as a secret diary that told of her thoughts. This book is fiction, but it is based on real happenings. Fruitlands itself is now a wonderful museum where you may see, among many mementos of those days, the attic where Louisa and her sisters slept and a lock of Louisa's hair.
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northprairielb | 3 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2024 |
15-year-old Rosalind is the smart and sympathetic narrator of this lovely story about a British girl coming of age in India during the push for Indian independence. The book has the feel of an old-fashioned classic, making it suitable for readers as young as 5th grade, even though it's technically YA. It's full of very interesting questions about identity (how can Rosalind follow her heart and also please her father?) and compassion (even though she's supposed to be loyal to the British crown, Rosalind understand why Indians want their independence).

I thought Rosalind's maiden aunts, Ethel and Louise, were a bit flat and stereotypical, but, as devices, they contributed nicely to the themes being explored in the story. Ethel is so firmly attached to her identity as a frugal, upright British citizen that she's unbending and unsympathetic. Louise is practically Ethel's ward, though she has the ability to strike out and follow her heart.

Some small acts of amazing courage that stood out for me: Rosalind trying to save the baby, Rosalind going to see Gandhi speak, Aunt Louise standing up to Aunt Ethel, and the young Indian boy Ravi braving cold England for his education.
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LibrarianDest | 7 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
I was miserable in Africa, and yet this made me want to go back. It's a beautiful story about a remarkable girl born in Kenya, raised by missionary parents, who's then caught up in a scandal. The audiobook is excellently narrated. I super loved it.
LibrarianDest | 28 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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