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James Cross Giblin (1933–2016)

Autor/a de George Washington: A Picture Book Biography

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James Cross Giblin was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 8, 1933. He received a B. A. from Western Reserve University in 1954 and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University in 1955. He pursued playwriting before taking a job at Criterion Books in 1959. He focused on the children's book mostra'n més field. In the early to mid-1960s, he was an associate editor at Lothrop, Lee and Shepard. In 1967, he moved to Seabury Press, where he became editor-in-chief, spearheading the development of the children's book line there, later called Clarion Books. When Houghton Mifflin bought Clarion in the late 1970s, he moved to the company as Clarion's publisher. As an editor, he worked with such authors as Eileen Christelow and Mary Downing Hahn. His first children's book, The Scarecrow Book written with Dale Ferguson, was published in 1980. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 20 books for young readers, mainly nonfiction, historical nonfiction, and biographies. He won several awards including the 1983 National Book Award for Chimney Sweeps: Yesterday and Today and the 2003 Sibert Medal for The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler. He died on April 10, 2016 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de James Cross Giblin

The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone (1990) 514 exemplars
When Plague Strikes (1995) 219 exemplars
The Many Rides Of Paul Revere (1755) 193 exemplars
Secrets of The Sphinx (2004) 182 exemplars
The Truth About Unicorns (1991) 99 exemplars
The Boy Who Saved Cleveland (2006) 77 exemplars

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Painesville, Ohio, USA
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I picked up the book in order to complete an assignment for a class but with less than 150 actual pages I found it a fast, informative and enlightening read. "Be Seated" is a fun and easy romp around the world through a basic history of chairs. Simple and straightforward it is an accessible primer for anyone looking to get a glimpse of decorative history through a single object.
AmandaPelon | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 26, 2023 |
In-depth account of McCarthy’s rise from grocery manager to infamous politician. Wellresearched and detailed descriptions of McCarthy’s attacks against suspected Communists are placed in the context of post World War II America.
NCSS | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 23, 2021 |
I didn't particularly care for the writing, but it certainly contained exhaustive facts.
LibroLindsay | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Jun 18, 2021 |
Review: When Plague Strikes by James Cross Giblin.

The book was interesting and educational as I am reading while the world is at this time in a virus pandemic (2020). It started in February, 2020 and is still spreading all over the world with enormous deaths to this day January 2021. The book was very informative on the history of plagues of Black Death, Smallpox, and AIDS. The author Giblin informs the readers what types of diseases they are, how they spread, and how people reacted when faced with crises or epidemics. It seems like the population back than is what civilization is going through now.

With modern technology and medicine after a year they have now made vaccines with 90+ percent effectible with little symptoms of an allergic reaction, so far. I have to say know one knows how effective it will be on the long term but that is how medicine is made. Everyone has not got the same anti-bodies or immune system so it is clear the world is trying to stay positive for good results.
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Juan-banjo | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jan 5, 2021 |



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