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Rebecca Stead

Autore di Quando mi troverai

10+ opere 10,506 membri 793 recensioni 6 preferito


Rebecca Stead won the Newbery Medal for her second novel When You Reach Me in 2010. Her first novel is First Light. Rebecca's third novel, Liar & Spy, won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2013. She is the first US author to win the Prize. All of Rebecca's novels have received critical and mostra altro popular acclaim with When You Reach Me, Liar & Spy, and Goodbye Stranger all appearing on the New York Times bestseller list. Ms. Stead's books are published under the Random House Children's book imprint Wendy Lamb. Before committing to a career as a writer, Rebecca was a lawyer working as a public defender. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
Fonte dell'immagine: Random House

Opere di Rebecca Stead

Quando mi troverai (2009) 6,322 copie
Liar & Spy (2012) 1,537 copie
First Light (2007) 746 copie
Goodbye Stranger (2015) 709 copie
Bob (2018) 618 copie
The Lost Library (2023) 175 copie

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Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
Luogo di residenza
New York, New York, USA
Vassar College (BA)



Great read. It is basically a time travel book being told by someone who is not doing the traveling, which makes it a little more subtle. I particularly liked the fact that the central carrier learns some things about herself and the world in non-preachy, realistic fashion, the kind of everyday occurences kids ( and adults) might really face
cspiwak | 528 altre recensioni | Mar 6, 2024 |
1. Teaches young readers the important parts of mystery novels, including: setting, tone, protagonist, antagonist, supporting characters, crime, motive, victim, suspects, and clues
2. Fantastical talking animals, including mice and Mortimer the cat
3. Library setting - recommended for anyone that feels at home when they are at the library
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6. Activity idea: Decorate your own Little Free Library
7. This book can create discussions on first person narrative (Al's POV) vs. third person narrative (Mortimer and Evan's POV)… (altro)
juliasmith22 | 16 altre recensioni | Mar 4, 2024 |
it is a beautifully developed story which hosts a profoundly deep message for any age to read and enjoy. At first, I must admit that I was a little unsure on how I was going to like it, but as the story progressed, I found myself losing track of time and becoming engrossed within the three main characters from which the story line is told. Like a narrator of a theatrical performance, Al helps to fill in the details as her own life’s story begins to take on a twist you may or may not see coming, as a little boy unknowingly unearths a major secret.

During the last week of attending elementary school, a free little library pops up overnight with an old orange cat to guard the books within the homemade structure. Evan pulls the two smallest books from the shelf and later realizes something peculiar about them. One of them has his dad’s name written on the circulation card from when the old library burned down years before he was born. Not only that, but all the cards say they were due the night of the fatal fire.

While Evan and his best friend, Rafe, begin their investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the tragic event, the town’s reception to the new little library is better than Al had expected. Much to the satisfaction of Mortimer, the orange cat, more books are appearing by the day with even more visitors taking and leaving a book under his careful watch. But when Al, Mortimer, and Evan cross paths, their journey will change them forever. Who was Ms. Scoggin and Mr. Brock? Why do the mice call Mortimer “Six-Toed Grouch?” What does Al stand for? Did a famous writer used to live in Evan’s hometown? And most importantly…who started the fire twenty years ago?

Personally, I would consider this work alongside that of Natalie Babbitt, one of my favorite writers and one who was skilled at weaving fun tales in with deeper meaning. From me, that is one of the highest compliments I can bestow upon a book. I hope that you will take a chance to help Evan figure out How to Write a Mystery Novel, and perhaps meet a few ghosts while you’re at it.
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SarahJI | 16 altre recensioni | Feb 16, 2024 |
Martinville has a mystery to solve… the library burned down, but no one wants to talk about it. Then one day Evan stumbles across a little library on the town green. It is being guarded by a cat(with many names). All the books inside came from the library that burned down, but how? Will Evan be able to find out the true story behind the library?

This was a very cute book for middle grade readers. It has a little of everything for everyone. Whether you like ghosts, mice, cats, books, writing, or mysteries this book is for you! It had very short chapters and a moving plot line which would make it good for developing readers or a read aloud. I am currently using it as a read aloud for my 5th graders. My town is also doing a program with the book.

My favorite part of the book was the way you would learn pieces about the characters as the story progressed. For example, the cat had many names and its personality and truth was revealed across the story.

The book also showed the importance of little free libraries. It shows how powerful access to texts can be for learners and readers. If a town or community can’t have a library it is important to have some type of central space for readers to find books, and exchange books.
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Booksonthehammock | 16 altre recensioni | Feb 11, 2024 |


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