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Sheila Burnford (1918–1984)

Autor/a de The Incredible Journey

10+ obres 5,925 Membres 79 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Obres de Sheila Burnford

The Incredible Journey (1961) 5,626 exemplars
Bel Ria (1977) 160 exemplars
The Fields of Noon (1964) 30 exemplars
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
One Woman's Arctic (1972) 28 exemplars
Without Reserve (1969) 26 exemplars
Mr. Noah and the Second Flood (1973) 21 exemplars

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Burnford, Sheila Philip Cochrane (née Every)
Data de naixement
1918-05-11
Data de defunció
1984-04-20
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de defunció
Bucklers Hard, Hampshire, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Professions
novelist
Premis i honors
Canadian Children's Book of the Year (1961)
Biografia breu
Sheila Philip Cochrane Burnford, née Every, (11 May 1918 – 20 April 1984) was a Canadian novelist. She was born in Scotland but brought up in various parts of the UK. She attended St. George's School, Edinburgh and Harrogate Ladies College. In 1941 she married Doctor David Burnford, to whom she had three children. During World War II she worked as a volunteer ambulance driver. In 1951 she emigrated to Canada, settling in Port Arthur, Ontario.

Burnford is best remembered for The Incredible Journey, a story about three animals traveling in the wilderness (1961), the first of a number of books she wrote on Canadian topics. The book was a modest success in 1961 but became a bestseller after it formed the basis of a successful Disney film. Although The Incredible Journey is marketed as a children's book, and in fact won the 1961 Canadian Children's Book of the Year award, Mrs Burnford has stated that it was not intended as a children's book. She died of cancer in the village of Bucklers Hard in Hampshire at the age of 65.

Sheila had very bright hair. Her eyes were blue and she had ginger hair.

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A nice fiction adventure for young readers
 
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WISEZambia | Hi ha 70 ressenyes més | May 9, 2023 |
Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award Winner

William Allen White Award Winner

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner

Reading Age: 8-11 years
 
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lwensel | Hi ha 70 ressenyes més | May 4, 2023 |
Grades: 4th
Awards: Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the American Library Association Aurianne Award in 1963
 
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hanleemo | Hi ha 70 ressenyes més | May 2, 2023 |

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Obres
10
També de
13
Membres
5,925
Popularitat
#4,163
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
79
ISBN
138
Llengües
9
Preferit
2

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