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The Resource Scott O'Dell, David L. Russell

Scott O'Dell, David L. Russell

Label
Scott O'Dell
Title
Scott O'Dell
Statement of responsibility
David L. Russell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Scott O'Dell (1898-1989) - probably the foremost writer of historical fiction for children in the latter half of the twentieth century - was over sixty before he wrote a single word for children. Few authors, however, can claim such instant success as O'Dell had with the Newbery Medal-winning Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960). That book and his many others for children that followed - namely, The King's Fifth (1967), The Black Pearl (1968), and Sing Down the Moon (1971) - established O'Dell's reputation as a first-rate writer of historical fiction but also brought to national attention his gift for storytelling - a gift bolstered by his sensibilities as a moralist, an environmentalist, and a multiculturalist
  • In his first book-length study of O'Dell's complete works, David L. Russell argues that the artist reached the peak of his achievement in children's literature in the 1960s, with his first several historical works, but he also contends that these first few award-winning books were a tough act to follow
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, David L.
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3529.D434
LC item number
Z78 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's United States author series
Series volume
TUSAS 710
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Dell, Scott
  • Children
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Children's stories, American
Label
Scott O'Dell, David L. Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life and times of Scott O'Dell -- The writer's beginnings: works for adults -- Island of the blue dolphins -- Stories from the Old Southwest -- Experiments in form and substance -- The seven serpents trilogy -- When the past meets the present -- A return to many pasts -- Critical assessment
Control code
40783955
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 146 pages
Isbn
9780805716825
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99019718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
Label
Scott O'Dell, David L. Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-142) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The life and times of Scott O'Dell -- The writer's beginnings: works for adults -- Island of the blue dolphins -- Stories from the Old Southwest -- Experiments in form and substance -- The seven serpents trilogy -- When the past meets the present -- A return to many pasts -- Critical assessment
Control code
40783955
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 146 pages
Isbn
9780805716825
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99019718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait

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