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Ruth Sawyer (1880–1970)

Autor/a de Roller Skates

43+ obres 3,155 Membres 58 Ressenyes

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Obres de Ruth Sawyer

Roller Skates (1936) 1,355 exemplars
Journey Cake, Ho! (1954) 719 exemplars
The Way of the Storyteller (1942) 233 exemplars
This Way to Christmas (1916) 82 exemplars
The Christmas Anna Angel (1944) 80 exemplars
The Year of Jubilo (1940) 64 exemplars
The Long Christmas (1941) 57 exemplars
The Enchanted Schoolhouse (1956) 54 exemplars
Old Con and Patrick (1946) 19 exemplars

Obres associades

A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Col·laborador — 294 exemplars
The Young Folks Shelf of Books, Volume 02: Once Upon a Time (1962) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Col·laborador — 155 exemplars
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 06: Harvest of Holidays (1962) — Col·laborador — 154 exemplars
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (2002) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars
Great Stories for Young Readers (1969) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 8: Devils (1987) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars
Princess Tales (1971) — Col·laborador — 89 exemplars
A Book of Princesses (1963) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
Told Under the Christmas Tree (1941) — Col·laborador; Introducció — 82 exemplars
Folk and Fairy Tales (Childcraft) (1949) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season (1656) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
Christmas Fairy Tales (1996) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
Round the Christmas Tree (1983) — Autor — 45 exemplars
A Golden Land (1958) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
The Animals' Christmas (1944) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
The Second Armada Ghost Book (1968) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions16 exemplars
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions5 exemplars
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 4, December 1978 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Durand, Ruth Sawyer
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Lloc de defunció
Maine, USA
Llocs de residència
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Maine, USA
Ithaca, New York, USA
Columbia University (BS|Fokelore and Storytelling|1904)
children's book author
McCloskey, Robert (son-in-law)
Brackett, Anna C. (teacher)
Premis i honors
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1965)
Regina Medal (1965)
Biografia breu
Ruth Sawyer was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the youngest of five children in a wealthy family. They moved to New York City while she was still a baby. She had an Irish nanny who inspired her love of storytelling. Ruth attended private school and studied at the Garland Kindergarten Training School. In 1900, she traveled to Cuba, where she taught storytelling to kindergarten teachers. After returning to the USA, she won a scholarship to study storytelling and folk lore at Columbia University, earning a BS in education in 1904. She then went to work for the New York City school system, and in 1910 started the first storytelling program for children for the New York Public Library. She wrote articles for The New York Sun, which twice sent her on trips to Ireland, where she collected folk tales and continued to study the art of storytelling. Eventually she became renowned for her folk tale collections and storytelling expertise. In 1911, she married Albert Durand, an ophthalmologist with whom she had two children and lived in Ithaca, New York. She continued to write under her birth name. Her first book was a novel for adults, The Primrose Ring, published in 1915, and adapted into a silent film. The following year, she published her first book for children, This Way to Christmas. She published one book every year or two for the next 20 years. Her best-known book, a fictionalized semi-autobiography entitled Roller Skates, appeared in 1936 and won the Newbery Medal. A second volume continuing the story, The Year of Jubilo, was published in 1940. In 1944, she published The Way of the Storyteller, which was used as a textbook for teachers, librarians and storytellers for many years. The Christmas Anna Angel (1944), illustrated by Kate Seredy, was a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal. Maggie Rose, Her Birthday Christmas (1952) was illustrated by Maurice Sendak. For the book Journey Cake, Ho! (1953), she collaborated with famed children's writer-illustrator Robert McCloskey, her son-in-law (author of Make Way for Ducklings), and the book was a runner-up for the 1954 Caldecott. In 1965, she received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the professional children's librarians, for her "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."



Growing up in a well-to-do family with strict rules and routines can be tough for a ten-year-old girl who only wants to roller skate. But when Lucinda Wyman's parents go overseas on a trip to Italy and leave her behind in the care of Miss Peters and Miss Nettie in New York City, she suddenly gets all the freedom she wants! Lucinda zips around New York on her roller skates, meeting tons of new friends and having new adventures every day. But Lucinda has no idea what new experiences the city will show her.... Some of which will change her life forever.… (més)
PlumfieldCH | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Mar 21, 2024 |
Bit too American for me
vdt_melbourne | Jan 15, 2024 |
I really appreciated this author’s writing style. I found it very quirky and funny, and I thought she captured life through ten year-old Lucinda’s eyes quite well. And Lucinda was a very uniquely charming character to follow around. (She explains how addition sums are the best way to explain the word inevitable, for example.) There's a scene that really upset me, which I don't particularly appreciate, but it shows that I'm invested in the characters and their plight. I would recommend this one.… (més)
Allyoopsi | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jun 22, 2022 |
Lucinda is a different child, not conforming to certain "standards" her parents and Aunt Emily think she should. While her parents are away for a year Lucinda stays with less restrictive guardians and discovers that life offers good and bad, happy and sad experiences that will guide and mold her into adulthood. Worthy of the Newberry medal it won.
fuzzi | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Jul 17, 2021 |



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