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Alison McGhee

Autor/a de Bink & Gollie

42+ obres 7,046 Membres 344 Ressenyes 2 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Alison McGhee lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the recipient of a Loft-McKnight Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a 1995 Editor's Fiction Prize from Snake nation, and a Pushcart Prize honorable mention. Her title Bink and Gollie, Two for One with Kate DiCamillo made The mostra'n més New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. (Publisher Provided) Alison McGhee was born on July 8, 1960 and attended Middlebury College in Vermont. Her first book, Rainlight, won the Great Lakes College Association National Fiction Award and the Minnesota Book Award in 1999. She writes books for all ages including picture books like Countdown to Kindergarten and Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth, young adult books like Snap and All Rivers Flow to the Sea, and adult books like Shadow Baby and Was It Beautiful?. Her other awards include four Minnesota Book Awards, the GLCA National Fiction Award, Friends of the American Library Award, Gold Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Award, ALA Best Books for Children, and Parents' Choice Award, and a City Pages Artist of the Year award. She is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Metropolitan State University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Alison McGhee

Bink & Gollie (2010) 924 exemplars
Countdown to Kindergarten (2002) 858 exemplars
Un dia (2007) 680 exemplars
A Very Brave Witch (2006) 436 exemplars
Mrs. Watson Wants Your Teeth (2004) 421 exemplars
Bink & Gollie: Two for One (2012) 369 exemplars
Shadow Baby (2000) 348 exemplars
Maybe a Fox (2016) 312 exemplars
Only a Witch Can Fly (2009) 182 exemplars
All Rivers Flow to the Sea (2005) 172 exemplars
Firefly Hollow (2015) 136 exemplars
What I Leave Behind (2018) 121 exemplars
Little Boy (2008) 121 exemplars
Tell Me a Tattoo Story (2016) 119 exemplars
Making a Friend (2011) 108 exemplars
Always (2009) 107 exemplars
The Case of the Missing Donut (2013) 96 exemplars
Falling Boy (2007) 93 exemplars
Snap (2004) 90 exemplars
So Many Days (2010) 87 exemplars
Dear Sister (2018) 76 exemplars
Was It Beautiful? (2003) 69 exemplars
Rainlight (1998) 62 exemplars
Never Coming Back (2017) 61 exemplars
The Sweetest Witch Around (2014) 60 exemplars
Pablo and Birdy (2017) 58 exemplars
Bye-bye, Crib (1900) 58 exemplars
Star Bright: A Christmas Story (2014) 34 exemplars
World So Wide (2020) 33 exemplars
Song of Middle C (2009) 31 exemplars
Percy, Dog of Destiny (2017) 23 exemplars
The Opposite of Fate (2020) 22 exemplars
Where We Are (2020) 9 exemplars
Dear Brother (2023) 8 exemplars
Baby Be (2023) 5 exemplars

Obres associades

Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Col·laborador — 272 exemplars
Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers (2008) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars


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Sara Crowe



Representation: N/A
Trigger warnings: Death of a child, death of a sister, grief and loss depiction, death of a brother
Score: Eight points out of ten.

I decided to read this book a while back, and not long after, I finally read it. I didn't know what to expect, and I hoped that it would be better than the last book I read; I'm so glad I did since this was an intriguing book about grief, yet it also has a touch of fantasy, but I can say that I've read better books like this since then, where do I even begin. It starts with the main characters Sylvie and Jules, whose surnames I forgot, and initially, they live their lives together. They have fascinating characteristics since one is like a geologist, and the other is a fast runner. This is where the book first started to hit me like a truck when suddenly Sylvie ran too fast with nothing to stop her except a creek, and thus she ran into it and died there. For some reason, the book then cuts to another POV of a fox whose name I forgot if it even had one at all, and I think it was born after the death of Sylvie. I didn't know that could happen, but alright.

The book alternates between the two remaining characters as one tries to comprehend what just happened, and the fox tries to live the life it was given, and only a few pages later, they meet one another. However, I think there was a barrier between them. Even though this is quite heavy, the fantasy aspect of this book shines just a little more in the spotlight, hence why the library put this in the fantasy section. Did I mention another character, Elk, who interacted with Jules for a good portion of the book and dealt with his struggles? Even though I enjoyed reading all these characters, I've seen more fleshed-out ones. By the end of the book, Jules and Elk move on from their trauma, and the fox reaches the end of its arc, wrapping this up on a high note.
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Law_Books600 | Hi ha 24 ressenyes més | Nov 3, 2023 |
Bink and Gollie share three comical adventures in this book by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. These girls set out from their tree house to have some fun in "Don't You Need a New Pair of Socks?," "P.S. I'll Be Back Soon" and "Give a Fish a Home." Gollie is the more formal, taller, quirky half of the duo while Bink is the more casual, shorter one. Each adventure presents a challenge to their friendship in what some would call a graphic novel style presentation. There's rapid dialogue, cartoonish illustrations and wordless spreads. Winner of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Award in 2011.… (més)
KristiLM | Hi ha 79 ressenyes més | Jul 13, 2023 |
Easy reader in style, not in vocabulary -- but that is often worked into the story. A great book to read with your beginning reader (or to challenge one!). Mostly black and white illustrations, Bink, Gollie, and the object of focus in color.
MrsBond | Hi ha 79 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |
The cover and title led me to think this story would be something different than what it really is. I expected a sentimental story about how much a girl loves her puppy. Instead I experienced a sweet list of ways that a dog will protect the castle (because the girl lives there). The list begins with realistic dangers (squirrels and bugs) and quickly becomes silly (meteors, lightening, the sea). The story will be enjoyed by both boys and girls, but the cover will make this a hard sell for some of my boys.… (més)
MrsBond | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jun 27, 2023 |



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