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Rosalie K. Fry (1911–1992)

Autor/a de Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry

27+ obres 258 Membres 13 Ressenyes

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Obres de Rosalie K. Fry

Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry (1957) 122 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Snowed Up (1970) 44 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Castle Family (1965) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
September Island (1965) 8 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Gypsy Princess (1969) 7 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Echo Song (1962) 7 exemplars
Promise of the Rainbow (1965) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Whistler In the Mist (1968) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Mountain Door (1960) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Riddle of the Figurehead (1963) 5 exemplars
The Wind Call (1955) 5 exemplars
Mungo (1972) 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Lucinda and the Painted Bell (1956) 4 exemplars
Bumblebuzz (1938) 3 exemplars
Pipkin See the World (1951) 3 exemplars
Fly Home, Colombina (1960) 2 exemplars
Lucinda and the Sailor Kitten (1958) 2 exemplars
Secrets (1973) 2 exemplars
Ladybug! Ladybug! 1 exemplars
Deep in the Forest 1 exemplars
Cherrywinkle 1 exemplars
Lost in the Dew 1 exemplars

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Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Llocs de residència
Swansea, Wales
Central School of Art and Design, London
Biografia breu
Rosalie Kingsmill Fry (22 April 1911 – 1992) was a Canadian-born author and illustrator who lived most of her life in Wales.

She was born on Vancouver Island and moved to Swansea with her family at a young age. She was educated in Swansea and went on to study art at the Central School of Art and Design in London from 1929 to 1934. She began writing children's stories because of her interest in illustration; her first book Bumblebuzz was published in 1938. She served in the Women's Royal Naval Service during World War II. Fry also contributed illustrations to various publications.

The text of her book Child of the Western Isles formed the basis for the 1994 film The Secret of Roan Inish.



I really enjoyed this book. It really took me back to the Blasket Islands. I don't believe this really took place there, but the descriptions really reminded me of those Irish islands. I remembered the people of Blasket being moved away to the mainland near Dingle as the characters were in this tale. Lovely illustrations. A touching story.
njcur | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jun 11, 2018 |
Ok, here's the deal. My family owned very few books when I was a child. (The library was a short walk away, and the school library was pretty good too.) But we did own this. And yet, because of the cover, I never read it. I knew, in NW rural WI, about the danger of snowstorms and how awful it would be to get stranded in one.

So anyway, I finally am prompted by GR acquaintances to read Fry, and this is the first one I can get my hands on. And as a child I was right - I would not have liked it. Even now I think the set-up is implausible and the children's resourcefulness and cheerfulness totally unrealistic. I can definitely see some children loving this quick adventure, and objectively it probably rates 3 stars, maybe 3.5 - but I am not impressed.

And yet - I do sense a voice, a grace - I will do my darndest to find more by the author.
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Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jun 6, 2016 |
I have loved this story since I first saw the movie years ago and have long intended to read the book but something always held me back. I wish now I had not waited so long. It is a tale filled with the magic and folklore of Ireland it begins with a young woman, a selkie, who gives up her seal form to marry and live among the island folk. This story however is really that of young Fiona, just returned from the mainland to live with her grandparents. She has missed her island home, but more than that she has longed to find her younger brother Jamie who was swept out to sea on the day they evacuated Ron Mor.

This a fairytale written for children, written down to pass the old stories on to a new generation. I've always had a soft spot for Irish folklore and this story is a perfect example of what I love about it. Magical and filting with the lilting beauty of the Irish, Rosalie Fry, does a fine job of bringing this story to life. For one who has grown up loving fairytles, she has made this story believable, one that I can truthfully see playing out amongst the prior generations who inhabited the emerald isles and the storm swept islands heading out into the Atlantic.
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Mootastic1 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 15, 2016 |



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