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Doris Gates (1901–1987)

Autor/a de Blue Willow

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Obres de Doris Gates

Blue Willow (1940) 2,017 exemplars
Little Vic (1954) 121 exemplars
Sensible Kate (1943) 114 exemplars
A Fair Wind for Troy (1605) 76 exemplars
The Warrior Goddess: Athena (1730) 56 exemplars
Lord of the Sky: Zeus (1732) 54 exemplars
May I Come in (Level 5) (1883) 47 exemplars
The Golden God: Apollo (1973) 43 exemplars
Roads to Everywhere (1948) 42 exemplars
The Cat and Mrs. Cary (1962) 39 exemplars
A Morgan for Melinda (1980) 36 exemplars
Trails to Treasure (1949) — Autor — 32 exemplars
The Elderberry Bush (1967) 27 exemplars
Becky and the Bandit (1955) 23 exemplars
Wings to Adventure (1949) — Autor — 19 exemplars
North Fork (1945) 17 exemplars
Sarah's Idea (1938) 12 exemplars
A Filly for Melinda (1984) 11 exemplars
Along Story Trails (1962) 6 exemplars
My Brother Mike (1948) 5 exemplars
On Story Wings (1962) 5 exemplars
Trouble for Jerry (1944) 3 exemplars
River Ranch (1949) 3 exemplars
Sudden Bouts of Happiness (2007) 2 exemplars
In the City 2 exemplars
All for Fun 2 exemplars

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Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Wildcat Cove, Carmel, CA (ashes scattered)
Lloc de naixement
Mountain View, California, USA
Lloc de defunció
Carmel, California, USA
Llocs de residència
Mountain View, California, USA (birth)
Fresno State Teachers College
Los Angeles Library School
Western Reserve University
children's book author
Gates, Charles Obed (father)
Gates, Bessie Louise Jones (mother)
Gates, Laura (half sister)
Gates, Charles (sister)
Premis i honors
Doris Gates Room, Central Library, Fresno Public Library System
Biografia breu
Doris Gates was born in Mountain View CA, to Charles Obed and Bessie Jones Gates. She was the oldest of two daughters born to them. She also had an older sister, Laura Gates born from a previous marriage of her father, whose wife died while they lived in Hustisford, WI.

Doris grew up largely on her family's prune orchard in San Jose, CA which was a joint family operation and from which she would later, loosely base a few of her novels on. In her teens, her family moved to Fresno, CA where she would live into her late 30's and would then move to Monterey/Carmel CA. 

Doris attended various colleges and earned degrees in Children's Literature. She worked for the Fresno County Free Library for many years and authored many children's novels. She was considered a renowned author of her times for writing groundbreaking children's novels addressing realistic problems of children. She was well known for the book "Blue Willow". 

She also hosted a radio program in Fresno, CA telling children's stories on air. She was also a well known visiting lecturer to many colleges including UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF and also spoke around the country at various Libraries. 

Doris was married briefly in 1942 to William Herbert Hall. They had no children.




WBCLIB | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Feb 27, 2023 |
Charming. And the illustrations by [[Marjorie Torrey]] are exceptionally lovely.
2wonderY | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jan 10, 2023 |
"Blue Willow" feels like an historical novel about a migrant farming family during the Great Depression, but since it was published in 1940, it was actually written as a contemporary tale.
10-year-old Janey travels with her Dad and step-mother looking for farming work after Dad lost his own farm in the Dust Bowl. At the beginning of the book, they settle into an abandoned shack to live there while Dad harvests cotton. Janey meanwhile, just wants to belong somewhere instead of moving every few weeks. The only possession the family has that she cares about is the Blue Willow Plate - a blue China plate with a Chinese design. The plate is mentioned in the beginning of the book, then seemingly forgotten, but becomes significant again towards the last quarter of the story.
"Blue Willow" is about Janey finding a friend - Lupe Lopez; and a place she wants to stay; a sense of belonging somewhere. It's a slow quiet story, with an unrealistically happy ending (perhaps appropriate, since it's more of an upper elementary book than a middle grades story).
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fingerpost | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Oct 14, 2022 |
Unusual, in that it describes the events leading up to the war and little about the war itself. Events leading up to the war are:

* Theseus's abduction of Helen
* The oath of Helen's suitors
* The wedding of Peleus
* The birth, youth, and judgement of Paris
* The flight of Helen and Paris to Troy
* The madness of Odysseus
* The discovery of Achilles
* The sacrifice of Iphigenia

Ensues an epilogue which narrates the events of the Trojan War and the aftermath. More a young adult book than for children, even though it is quite short. The illustrations are few but remarkable. Paris is absolutely naked, and Achilles dresses for battle in a remarkably diaphanous kilt and very little else.

The cover illustration of my edition, also by Charles Mikolaycak, shows Menelaus and Paris.
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themulhern | Sep 4, 2022 |



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