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Catherine Nichols

Autor/a de Harriet Tubman

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Obres de Catherine Nichols

Harriet Tubman (2002) 317 exemplars
Polar Adventures (2003) 111 exemplars
Animal Masterminds (2003) 66 exemplars
Sally Ride (2005) 43 exemplars
Dolphin Rescue (2017) — Autor — 27 exemplars
American Sign Language (2011) 24 exemplars
Puppy Rescue Riddle (2017) — Autor — 20 exemplars
Medical Marvels (2004) 12 exemplars
Record Breakers (2004) 11 exemplars
Mysterious Creatures (2005) 11 exemplars
Smelly Skunks (2008) 10 exemplars
Chester's Sweater 9 exemplars
Tricky Opossums (2008) 8 exemplars
The Rescue of Sham (1988) — Adaptor — 8 exemplars
Claude Monet (2006) 7 exemplars
Sire of Champions (1988) — Adaptor — 7 exemplars
Ripley's Big Cats (2004) 7 exemplars
African American Culture (2005) 7 exemplars
Pablo Picasso (2006) 7 exemplars
Trains (2011) 6 exemplars
Prickly Porcupines (2008) 6 exemplars
In the Rain Forest (2003) 6 exemplars
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (2006) 5 exemplars
Leonardo Da Vinci (2006) 5 exemplars
Early American Culture (2006) 5 exemplars
Therapy Horses (2007) 5 exemplars
Kachinas (2003) 5 exemplars
Grassy Lands (2003) 5 exemplars
Battle of the Stallions (1988) 5 exemplars
Tasty Music 4 exemplars
Wetlands (2003) 4 exemplars
An Arctic Year (2003) 4 exemplars
Going Places (2002) 3 exemplars
If You Had a Tail (2002) 3 exemplars
A Dry Place (2003) 3 exemplars
It's the Wind (2002) 2 exemplars
Vincent Van Gogh (2006) 2 exemplars
One Big Ocean (2003) 2 exemplars
Celia Cruz: A Life Song (1996) 2 exemplars
Michelangelo Buonarroti (2006) 2 exemplars
Salamanders! 1 exemplars
A Bed for Millicent 1 exemplars
Big Jump, The 1 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
20th century
Lloc de naixement
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Pennsylvania, USA



A small coastal town in Maine finds its peace disrupted by "the Trasher" -- someone who keeps knocking down garbage cans and stinking up the whole neighborhood. Siblings Maddie and Atticus are on the case, determined to find the culprit. Meanwhile, a pod of dolphins have been showing up along the coast, and the brother and sister start to form a bond with them.

This was a really cute chapter book, simple and sweet. The mystery is a completely non-scary one, but it still has some twists and turns. As an adult, I guessed the culprit very early on, whereas my 10-year-old niece figured it out closer towards the last few chapters. Since she's more of the target audience, her opinion counts more here and she enjoyed the book. The plotline with the dolphins will really appeal to animal lovers.

Sprinkled throughout the book are nonfiction facts about ocean life, from types of boats to tidal creatures. This was interesting and informative, but I found the placement odd. Sometimes the facts made sense with that part of the story and sometimes they seemed a little more random. But more to the point, these page spreads often came in the middle of a chapter or even the middle of a sentence! They would have been more effective as asides at the end of each chapter.

The watercolor-looking illustrations marking the story's progression are fine but not strictly necessary. The factual information is accompanied by stunning full-color photographs, which are nice addition. Indeed, with all these breaks in the text, this short book will fly by even quicker, making it perfect for relatively beginning readers (i.e., those who have graduated beyond early readers but aren't yet ready to tackle a 200-page novel).

The book makes some nods toward diversity, especially as seen in the illustrations. The biggest thing to note in this regards from the text itself is that the siblings are being raised by a single father. (Of course, while seeing single parenthood represented is good, the reality is that there are far more single mothers than fathers, even though literature shows the opposite. Oh well.)
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sweetiegherkin | Feb 17, 2021 |
A simple presentation of the life of Harriet Tubman, who helped over 300 slaves, including her elderly parents, to escape to freedom, via the Underground Railroad
Lou_Sanz | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 14, 2020 |
This book is all about sharks, their habits, their physique, and what they like to eat! This book is informational while also being a great guided reading book. I love the illustrations that match the text as well. I would say this book would be great for K-3. I gave this book 4/5 stars because although it is a great book to have a guided reading session, maybe some kids won't particularly like sharks or are interested in them, therefore they may not pay as much attention.
amywalsh1 | Oct 21, 2019 |


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