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Sheila Burnford (1918–1984)

Autore di The Incredible Journey

9+ opere 6,130 membri 78 recensioni 2 preferito

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Fonte dell'immagine: Exodus Provisions

Opere di Sheila Burnford

The Incredible Journey (1961) 5,826 copie, 70 recensioni
Bel Ria (1977) 164 copie, 3 recensioni
The Fields of Noon (1964) 30 copie, 1 recensione
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Collaboratore — 29 copie, 1 recensione
Without Reserve (1969) 28 copie
One Woman's Arctic (1972) 28 copie, 2 recensioni

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Informazioni generali

Altri nomi
Burnford, Sheila Philip Cochrane (née Every)
Data di nascita
1918-05-11
Data di morte
1984-04-20
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
UK
Nazione (per mappa)
Scotland, UK
Luogo di nascita
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Luogo di morte
Bucklers Hard, Hampshire, England, UK
Luogo di residenza
Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Attività lavorative
novelist
Premi e riconoscimenti
Canadian Children's Book of the Year (1961)
Breve biografia
Sheila Philip Cochrane Burnford, née Every, (11 May 1918 – 20 April 1984) was a Canadian novelist. She was born in Scotland but brought up in various parts of the UK. She attended St. George's School, Edinburgh and Harrogate Ladies College. In 1941 she married Doctor David Burnford, to whom she had three children. During World War II she worked as a volunteer ambulance driver. In 1951 she emigrated to Canada, settling in Port Arthur, Ontario.

Burnford is best remembered for The Incredible Journey, a story about three animals traveling in the wilderness (1961), the first of a number of books she wrote on Canadian topics. The book was a modest success in 1961 but became a bestseller after it formed the basis of a successful Disney film. Although The Incredible Journey is marketed as a children's book, and in fact won the 1961 Canadian Children's Book of the Year award, Mrs Burnford has stated that it was not intended as a children's book. She died of cancer in the village of Bucklers Hard in Hampshire at the age of 65.

Sheila had very bright hair. Her eyes were blue and she had ginger hair.

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Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-7
Awards: Canadian Children's Book of the Year (1961)
 
Segnalato
anbaum | 69 altre recensioni | Apr 26, 2024 |
independent reading level: grade 3
awards:
1963 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award winner[3]
1963 Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award winner[4]
1963 American Library Association Aurianne Award winner[5]
1964 International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) honour[6]
 
Segnalato
daylaj | 69 altre recensioni | Apr 24, 2024 |
Három állat – két kutya és egy macska – útnak indul a kanadai rengetegben. Háromszáz mérföldet tesznek meg ember nem járta erdőségeken, mocsarakon, megáradt folyón keresztül, vadállatok között, hogy szeretett gazdáikhoz hazatérjenek. Életveszélyes kalandokba keverednek, de leleményességük, bátorságuk és összetartozásuk átsegíti őket minden akadályon. Történetüket huszonegy nyelvre lefordították és Walt Disney filmet készített belőle.
 
Segnalato
Tompowsky | 69 altre recensioni | Mar 4, 2024 |
Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award Winner

William Allen White Award Winner

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Winner

Reading Age: 8-11 years
 
Segnalato
lwensel | 69 altre recensioni | May 4, 2023 |

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Opere
9
Opere correlate
14
Utenti
6,130
Popolarità
#4,016
Voto
3.9
Recensioni
78
ISBN
138
Lingue
9
Preferito da
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