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Alice Dalgliesh (1893–1979)

Autor/a de The Courage of Sarah Noble

55+ obres 11,346 Membres 69 Ressenyes 3 preferits

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Obres de Alice Dalgliesh

The Courage of Sarah Noble (1954) 4,140 exemplars
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain (1952) 2,343 exemplars
The Thanksgiving Story (1954) 2,181 exemplars
The Fourth of July Story (1956) 1,216 exemplars
The Silver Pencil (1944) 527 exemplars
The Columbus Story (1879) 163 exemplars
Ride on the Wind (1956) — Adapter — 108 exemplars
The little wooden farmer (1968) 63 exemplars
The Enchanted Book (1947) 43 exemplars
Adam and the Golden Cock (1959) 22 exemplars
The Davenports and Cherry Pie (1949) 17 exemplars
The True Story of Fala (1942) 16 exemplars
Long Live the King! (1937) 15 exemplars
A Book for Jennifer (1940) 13 exemplars
They Live in South America (1942) 13 exemplars
Wooden Shoes in America (1940) 12 exemplars
Wings around South America (1941) 11 exemplars
Along Janet's road (1946) 10 exemplars
The Davenports Are at Dinner (1948) 8 exemplars
Gulliver Joins the Army (1942) 7 exemplars
The Young Aunts (1939) 6 exemplars
The Little Angel (1943) 6 exemplars
The Hollyberrys (1939) 5 exemplars
Happily Ever After (1939) 5 exemplars
Reuben and his Red Wheelbarrow (1946) 3 exemplars
The Smiths and Rusty, (1936) 3 exemplars
Saint George and the Dragon (1941) 3 exemplars
Once on a time 2 exemplars
A Happy School Year 2 exemplars
Thanksgiving Story 2 exemplars
Dangerous Journeys (1972) 2 exemplars
Wings for the Smiths (1937) 2 exemplars
Sailor Sam 1 exemplars
The choosing book 1 exemplars
The Story of Dobbin 1 exemplars

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Animal Friends and Adventures (1949) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
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Cricket Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 1973 (1973) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Data de defunció
USA (naturalized)
Lloc de naixement
Trinidad, British West Indies
Lloc de defunció
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
Llocs de residència
Trinidad (birth)
New York, New York, USA
Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
Columbia University (MA)
Pratt Institute (BA)
literary critic
book reviewer
children's book author
Horace Mann School
Biografia breu
Alice Dalgliesh was born in Trinidad, British West Indies, to a Scottish father and English mother, and moved to England with her family at age 13. She began writing at an early age and won a writing prize from a magazine at age 14. In 1912, at age 19, she came to the USA to study kindergarten education at the Pratt Institute in New York City, and stayed for the rest of her life. She earned a bachelor's degree in education and a master's in English literature from Columbia University Teacher's College. She taught for 17 years at the Horace Mann School in Riverdale while also teaching a course in children's literature at Columbia. She regularly wrote about children's books for magazines such as Parents, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and The Saturday Review. She also edited social studies textbooks for Charles Scribner's Sons, which led to an invitation to start a children's book department at the publishing firm in 1934. She served as children's book editor until her retirement in 1960.

She then became the editor of the Books for Young Readers section of The Saturday Review of Literature for several years. She began writing books in the 1920s at the urging of Louise Seaman Bechtel, then a publisher at Macmillan, and went on to produce some 40 work of fiction and nonfiction for children, and works about children's literature. Many of them were named Newbury Honor Books and Best Books of the Year, and many were illustrated by Katherine Milhous. Her most famous work is probably The Courage of Sarah Noble (1954).



Giles, Constance and Damaris Hopkins are all passengers aboard the crowded Mayflower, journeying to the New World to start a new life. Things get a little more cramped when their baby brother Oceanus is born during the passage. However, when they arrive, there are even worse challenges to face as the Pilgrims are subjected to hunger, cold, and sickness that put their small colony in great danger. With the help of the Native Americans though, they might just be able to survive their first year in this strange land--and have a November harvest to celebrate for generations!… (més)
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Nov 29, 2023 |
In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new for their family. "Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble", her mother had said, but Sarah found that it was not always easy to feel brave inside. The dark woods were full of animals and Indians, too, and Sarah was only eight!

The true story of Sarah's journey is inspiring. And as she cares for her father and befriends her Indian neighbors, she learns that to be afraid and to be brave is the greatest courage of all.… (més)
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |
While it was a sweet story about a pioneer girl having the courage to be left alone with an Indian tribe, consideration has to be taking while reading the title. The Native Americans in the story are referred to as Indians and often white ideas (such as renaming the family so she could pronounce their names, the fact that they do not wear clothing like her and that they are meant to be feared) have influence over the story. However, the characters of the Robinsons who other reviewers do mentioned to voice their horrible attitudes towards the Indians ( "they will chop off your head", "they will skin you alive", etc), in the book's defense Sarah and her father do have a lot of respect towards Tall John and his family. Sarah also mentions that "there is no love in that [The Robinson's] house". Keep in mind to start conversations upon reading.… (més)
FrontierGirl | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jul 3, 2022 |
northprairielb | Dec 27, 2021 |



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