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Marie McSwigan (1902–1962)

Autor/a de Snow Treasure

16+ obres 3,365 Membres 34 Ressenyes

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Inclou aquests noms: M. McSwigan, Marie McSwigan

Obres de Marie McSwigan

Snow Treasure (1942) 3,270 exemplars
All Aboard for Freedom! (1954) 30 exemplars
Three's a Crowd (1953) 29 exemplars
Juan of Manila (1947) 8 exemplars
Five on a Merry-Go-Round (1943) 7 exemplars
Small miracle at Lourdes (1958) 6 exemplars
The news is good (1952) 3 exemplars
Our Town Has a Circus (1949) 2 exemplars
Hi, Barney! 1 exemplars
Book Guides: Snow Treasure (2003) 1 exemplars
Binnie Latches On 1 exemplars
SNOW TREASURE 1 exemplars
Snow Treasure 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 04: Just Around the Corner (1962) — Col·laborador — 156 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1902-05-22
Data de defunció
1962-07-16
Lloc d'enterrament
Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Lloc de defunció
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Llocs de residència
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Educació
University of Pittsburgh (BA|English)
Professions
reporter
biographer
children's book author
Biografia breu
Marie McSwigan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Peabody High School and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She wanted to be a newspaper reporter but had difficulty as a woman persuading male editors that she could do the job. Eventually, through persistence and resourcefulness, she succeeded in writing for several Pittsburgh newspapers. She also worked in publicity for many Pittsburgh area institutions, including Kennywood Amusement Park, the Carnegie Institute Fine Arts Department, and the University of Pittsburgh, before deciding to become a full-time writer. Her debut book was Sky Hooks: An Autobiography (1938) with John Kane, a self-taught American naive painter. She went on to become an award winning author of more than 10 children's books. Some of these books were based on actual events Marie read about in Associated Press or United Press International dispatches. Snow Treasure (1942), her first and most popular work for young people, told the story of Norwegian children who saved their country's millions in gold bullion from the Nazis in World War II by sledding it down a mountain past the German occupiers. It won the Young Reader's Choice Award. Her other books included Our Town Has a Circus (1949), Binnie Latches On (1950), The News Is Good (1952), Three's a Crowd (1953), and Small Miracle at Lourdes (1958).

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Based on a true story, this is a tale of brave school children who outwit the invading Nazis by sledding 13 tons of gold bricks down the mountain in Norway to a ship waiting to take the country's gold to America for safekeeping.
 
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PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Mar 14, 2024 |
The theme of the story is teamwork. Set in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II, it recounts the story of several Norwegian children who help smuggle their country's gold bullion past German guards to a waiting ship, the Cleng Peerson. They accomplished this daring feat by simply doing with Norwegian children do best…sledding down hill!
 
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mcnamea | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Jan 21, 2022 |
 
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lcslibrarian | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Aug 13, 2020 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
16
També de
1
Membres
3,365
Popularitat
#7,583
Valoració
4.1
Ressenyes
34
ISBN
30
Llengües
2

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