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Tony Abbott (1) (1952–)

Autor/a de The Hidden Stairs and the Magic Carpet

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Sobre l'autor

Tony Abbott was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 7, 1952. He attended the University of Connecticut, majoring first in music, then psychology, and finally English. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in English literature. After that, he traveled to Europe before returning home and finding work mostra'n més in a variety of bookstores, a library and at an Internet book and magazine publisher. His first published book, Danger Guys, was written while taking a writing class with children's author, Patricia Reilly Giff. Since then, he's written over 75 books for children ages 6 to 12, including The Secrets of Droon series, The Haunting of Derek Stone series, and The Time Surfers series. Firegirl won the Golden Kite Award for Fiction in 2007 and The Postcard won the Edgar Award for the Best Juvenile Mystery novel in 2009. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Tony Abbott

Journey to the Volcano Palace (1999) 1,495 exemplars
Firegirl (2006) 1,352 exemplars
The Mysterious Island (1999) 848 exemplars
City in the Clouds (1999) 738 exemplars
The Great Ice Battle (1999) 584 exemplars
The Sleeping Giant of Goll (2000) 493 exemplars
Into the Land of the Lost (2000) 458 exemplars
The Battle Begins (2012) 454 exemplars
The Golden Wasp (2000) 445 exemplars
The Tower of the Elf King (2000) 391 exemplars
Quest for the Queen (2000) 390 exemplars
Kringle (2005) 321 exemplars
The Hawk Bandits of Tarkoom (2001) 320 exemplars
Under the Serpent Sea (2001) 305 exemplars
The Postcard (2008) 301 exemplars
The Forbidden Stone (2014) 294 exemplars
The Moon Scroll (2002) 282 exemplars
The Mask of Maliban (2001) 278 exemplars
The Magic Escapes (2002) 260 exemplars
Voyage of the Jaffa Wind (2002) 253 exemplars
Dream Thief (2003) 249 exemplars
Search for the Dragon Ship (2003) 243 exemplars
The Coiled Viper (2003) 238 exemplars
The Knights of Silversnow (2002) 236 exemplars
In the Ice Caves of Krog (2003) 205 exemplars
The Chariot of Queen Zara (2006) 198 exemplars
Flight of the Genie (2004) 196 exemplars
The Riddle Of Zorfendorf Castle (2005) 196 exemplars
The Isle of Mists (2004) 181 exemplars
The Moon Dragon (2005) 173 exemplars
The Race to Doobesh (2004) 163 exemplars
City of the Dead (2009) 150 exemplars
Wizard or Witch? (2004) 143 exemplars
Lunch-Box Dream (2011) 127 exemplars
In the Shadow of Goll (2006) 125 exemplars
Pirates Of The Purple Dawn (2007) 124 exemplars
Voyagers of the Silver Sand (2005) 116 exemplars
Secrets of Droon books 1-10 (1999) 110 exemplars
Sorcerer (2006) 108 exemplars
Escape From Jabar-Loo (2007) 104 exemplars
The Serpent's Curse (2014) 103 exemplars
When Monsters Escape (2012) 102 exemplars
Queen Of Shadowthorn (2007) 93 exemplars
Bayou Dogs (2009) 83 exemplars
The Ice Dragon (2012) 82 exemplars
Moon Magic (2008) 80 exemplars
Flight of the Blue Serpent (2008) 75 exemplars
Revenge of the Scorpion King (2012) 74 exemplars
In The City Of Dreams (2009) 71 exemplars
Treasure of the Orkins (2008) 64 exemplars
The Red House (2009) 62 exemplars
Denis Ever After (2018) 61 exemplars
The Ghost Road (2009) 55 exemplars
Danger Guys (1994) 55 exemplars
The Lost Empire Of Koomba (2009) 52 exemplars
Knights Of The Ruby Wand (2010) 48 exemplars
Crown of Wizards (2009) 45 exemplars
The Summer of Owen Todd (2017) 40 exemplars
Wade and the Scorpion's Claw (2014) 37 exemplars
Space Bingo (1996) 37 exemplars
Junk Boy (2020) 34 exemplars
The Incredible Shrinking Kid (1996) 31 exemplars
Gigantopus from Planet X! (1997) 28 exemplars
Danger Guys Blast Off (1994) 28 exemplars
The Great Jeff (2019) 27 exemplars
Danger Guys Hit the Beach (1995) 24 exemplars
Orbit Wipeout (1995) 15 exemplars
Danger Guys On Ice (1995) 12 exemplars
THE SECRETS OF DROON (2000) 11 exemplars
The Brain That Wouldn't Obey! (1997) 10 exemplars
Cosmic Boy Versus Mezmo Head! (1997) 10 exemplars
Revenge Of The Tiki Men! (1997) 9 exemplars
Zero Hour (2008) 7 exemplars
Splash Crash! (1997) 6 exemplars
Mondo Meltdown (2008) 6 exemplars
Into the Zonk Zone! (2008) 6 exemplars
Shock Wave (1997) 4 exemplars
Doom Star (2009) 4 exemplars
The Weird Zone (2018) 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Abbott, Tony
Data de naixement
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Llocs de residència
Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
University of Connecticut (B.A., English)
Premis i honors
Golden Kite Award (2006)
Erica Silverman (Sterling Lord Literistic)
Biografia breu
An American children's author, Tony Abbott is best known as the creator of the long-running The Secrets of Droon fantasy chapter-book series. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952, he was educated at the University of Connecticut, and studied writing in workshops run by Patricia Reilly Giff.




After his grandmother dies, thirteen year-old Jason and his father travel to St. Petersburg, Florida, to clean out her house. What a horrible way to spend summer break! He has no interest in going through the closets and drawers of an old woman he’s never met. Secretly, Jason thinks his mother insisted he go so he could keep an eye on his father, who drinks too much. Jason suspects that his parents are on the verge of a divorce. His mom is so busy at work, and she feels frustrated by his father’s silent despair. But, these concerns fade into the background when a strange phone caller tells Jason that “you can learn a lot at a desk.” Realizing that the person is hinting that Jason should look in his grandmother’s desk, he does, and he finds an old postcard of the DeSoto Hotel, the hotel owned by his great-grandfather. Later, as he looks through a file box of important papers, Jason finds a magazine in a file folder labeled “EB.” Bizarre Mysteries contains a story by Emerson Beale entitled “Twin Palms: A Novel of Thrilling Terror.” Could Emerson Beale be the “EB” on the folder? As Jason reads the story and pursues the clues given on the first postcard and those that keep mysteriously appearing, he begins to uncover his grandmother’s past- who his father’s father was and why his grandmother spent most of her adult life in a wheelchair.
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Bobby, his mother, and his older brother are taking Grandmother and her car to Florida. Starting in Ohio, they visit various Civil War sites because of Ricky’s obsession with that historical period. Bobby feels detached from his brother’s enthusiasm, but thoughts of President Lincoln’s assassination, Grandfather’s fatal heart attack several months before, and the grizzly deaths of so many Civil War soldiers begin merging in Bobby’s mind. For the first time in his life, he begins to see a world outside of his own self-absorption. When his mother wrecks the car in Atlanta, Bobby dreads returning home on the bus with “chocolates” (his name for colored people). As they wait to board the bus, he learns that his family bought the last three tickets promised to a black family desperate to get to Dalton, Georgia, where their young son is the presumed victim of racial violence. Their despair stirs something in Bobby’s heart.
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