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Rhoda Blumberg (1917–2016)

Autor/a de Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun

24 obres 2,490 Membres 82 Ressenyes

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Rhoda Blumberg was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York on December 14, 1917. She received a B.A. degree from Adelphi University in New York. After graduation, she worked as a freelance writer, researcher, and producer for both CBS Radio and NBC Radio, a talent scout for Simon and Schuster, mostra'n més and wrote features for several national publications. She got married in 1945 and spent more than 20 years raising their four children. In 1973, she worked as executive editor of Simon and Schuster's travel guides. She soon decided to try writing children's nonfiction. Her first book, Firefighters, was published in 1975. She wrote more than 25 nonfiction books over the next 30 years. Her books included The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark, The Great American Gold Rush, The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook, Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy, and York's Adventures with Lewis and Clark: An African-American's Part in the Great Expedition. Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun was awarded a 1986 Newbery Honor and won the Boston-Globe-Horn Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. She received the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to nonfiction. She also collaborated on several books with illustrator Murray Tinkelman including The Truth About Dragons and Backyard Bestiary. She died on June 6, 2016 at the age of 98. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Data de naixement
1917-12-14
Data de defunció
2016-06-06
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Yorktown Heights, New York, USA
Educació
Adelphi College
Professions
radio scriptwriter
Premis i honors
Children's Book Guild Award for Nonfiction

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A fairly dry and more-than-fairly racially dated account of Perry's interactions with the Japanese. For kids. Really not sure how this won a Newbery Honor. Yoicks.
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electrascaife | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jan 19, 2021 |
This book was an easy read (It's a children's book). I enjoyed learning a couple of things about America that I hadn't know. (For example: in 1819 the whaling ship the Essex was rammed by a whale and sank. Moby Dick was written when the Essex was still in people's memories.) As the author points out, this story is well known in Japan, but not in the US. It made me want to learn more about this interesting bit of world history.

とっても面白かった。
 
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bread2u | Hi ha 35 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2020 |
Japan's long period of strict isolationism and how it ended is another of the many blank spaces from my own education that has been filled in by homeschooling my children. This book includes illustrations made at the time by both Japanese and American artists, as well as primary sources in the appendices. Some bits were a little confusing and/or a little boring for my son, but the fact that my eight-year-old paid attention to an entire sixteen-chapter book about nineteenth-century diplomacy means Blumberg was doing some pretty solid authoring with this one.… (més)
 
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ImperfectCJ | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jun 28, 2020 |

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Obres
24
Membres
2,490
Popularitat
#10,301
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
82
ISBN
78

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