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Susan Cooper (1) (1935–)

Autor de Los seis signos de la luz

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39+ Obras 40,517 Miembros 774 Reseñas 149 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

Susan Cooper was born in Buckinghamshire, England in May of 1935. She attended Slough Grammar School, and then went on to Somerville College and Oxford. She was the first woman to ever edit the University Magazine, the Cherwell. She graduated from Oxford with an MA in English and went to work for mostrar más London's The Sunday Times as a reporter on the Atticus Column for Ian Flemming. She evenutally made it to features writer, during which time she wrote her first book, "Mandrake," a science fiction story for adults. Soon after the publication of "Mandrake," Cooper wrote the children's story "Over Sea, Under Stone" for a publishing house competition. It would later become the first of a five book series she would become famous for. She left England in 1963 to marry an American professor. Once there, she wrote two more books for adults, "Behind the Golden Gate" a study of America, and "Portrait of an Author" the biography of J. B. Priestley. In 1970, Cooper published "Dawn of Fear" an almost entirely autobiographical book about growing up as a child during the war. Even though Cooper wrote "Over Sea, Under Stone" as a entry for a publishing house competittion, she did not know at the time that it would be the first of her most famous copilation, "The Dark is Rising Series." In 1973 she wrote the second in the five book series, entitled "The Dark is Rising," published more than ten years after the first. In1974, Cooper published Greenwitch, book three, and book four, "The Grey King" a year later. "The Grey King" won the Newberry Medal in 1976. "Silver on the Tree" was the fifth and last book published, completing the series in 1977. After completing the "Dark is Rising" series, Cooper turned to writing for the theater, learning the style from Urjo Kareda at Tarragon Theatres in Toronto. She wrote for Jack Langstaff's "Revels." Her first major play was called "Foxfire," which was written in coolaboration with Hume Cronyn. The play eventually went to Broadway in 1983 and starred Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, who won a Tony for her performance. Cooper then began working on "Seaward," but was interrupted by Jane Fonda, who wanted her to write the screenplay for Harriet Arnow's "The Dollmaker." She wrote the adaptation with Cronyn and won a Humanitas Award for it, while Jane Fonda won the Best Actress Emmy for her role. Cooper also got an Emmy nomination for her adaptation of "Foxfire" for television. "To Dance with the White Dog," a made for tv movie, was the last collaboration of Cooper, Cronyn and Tandy, Tandy having died in '94. IN the '80's and '90's, Cooper wrote the text for many children's picture books such as, "Jethro and the Jumbie" and "Danny and the Kings." 1993 marked her return to the Children's Book List with "The Boggart" and int's follow up "The Boggart and the Monster" in 1997. In 1996, Cooper published a collection of essays on children's literature entitled, "Dreams and Wishes." Over the course of her career, Cooper has written for newspapers, books for children and adults, screen[plays for television and cinema, and a Broadwat play. Today, she lectures on children's literture and continues to write. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Series

Obras de Susan Cooper

Los seis signos de la luz (1973) 8,450 copias
Over Sea, Under Stone (1965) 6,572 copias
The Grey King (1975) 5,846 copias
Greenwitch (1974) 5,071 copias
Silver on the Tree (1977) 4,956 copias
The Dark is Rising Sequence (1965) 2,905 copias
The Boggart (1993) 1,531 copias
King of Shadows (1999) 1,262 copias
Seaward (1983) 696 copias
The Boggart and the Monster (1997) 541 copias
Victory (2006) 438 copias
Ghost Hawk (2013) 395 copias
The Magician's Boy (2005) 269 copias
Dawn of Fear (1970) 245 copias
The Shortest Day (2019) 245 copias

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Foxfire [1987 TV movie] (1987) — Screenplay — 13 copias
Twisted winter (2013) — Contribuidor — 4 copias

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Conocimiento común

Miembros

Debates

127. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper en Backlisted Book Club (marzo 2022)
YA modern-day magic family song Arthurian en Name that Book (marzo 2012)
YA about collecting medals en Name that Book (noviembre 2011)
Group read - Over Sea, Under Stone en 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (diciembre 2009)
Book Discussion: The Dark is Rising en The Green Dragon (mayo 2008)
Book Discussion: Over Sea, Under Stone en The Green Dragon (Febrero 2007)

Reseñas

Hay una leyenda galesa que habla de un arpa de oro, escondida en las montañas, que ha de ser encontrada por un joven de pelo blanco con un perro con ojos de plata. Hill Stanton no sabe nada de esto cuando llega a Gales para recuperarse de una terrible enfermedad que le ha dejado sin memoria. Pero cuando conoce a Bran, un extraño muchacho, y a su perro con ojos de plata, empieza a recordar… Will, el último de los Ancestrales, deberá recuperar el arpa escondida, el último de los seis signos de la Luz que en su día ayudaron a los Ancestrales en la eterna lucha contra las Tinieblas.… (más)
 
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Natt90 | 87 reseñas más. | Nov 8, 2022 |
Tras la noticia del robo del Grial del Museo Británico, Will Stanton se reúne con Merriman y sus tres sobrinos, en Cornualles. Y es que Will no es un chico corriente: es el último superviviente de un grupo de guerreros inmortales que durante siglos han dedicado sus vidas a proteger el Bien frente a las fuerzas del Mal. Recuperar el Grial dependerá, de un ritual de primavera que celebran cada año en el pueblo: las mujeres se reúnen una noche para confeccionar una gran bruja verde con hojas y ramas, que arrojan al mar para pedir buena cosecha y pesca. Jane, testigo ese año de la ceremonia, podrá comprobar qué se esconde detrás de la escalofriante Brujaverde…… (más)
 
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Natt90 | 71 reseñas más. | Nov 8, 2022 |
Se acerca Navidad y el día del undécimo cumpleaños de Will. Como regalo recibe una noticia muy especial, es el último de los Ancestrales, personas dotadas de poderes especiales que durante siglos han combatido contra las Tinieblas. Él tiene ese poder y, al igual que sus antepasados, deberá luchar contra su eterno enemigo, pero antes tendrá que descubrir los seis sigos de la Luz que en su día ayudaron a los suyos en la eterna lucha contra el Mal. La cuenta atrás ya ha empezado. Sólo le quedan doce días…… (más)
 
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Natt90 | 226 reseñas más. | Nov 8, 2022 |
Durante unas vacaciones en Cornualles, en la mansión donde se alojan, Jane, Barney y Simon descubren una habitación secreta en la que encuentran un antiguo pergamino y el esbozo de un mapa. Se trata de lla copia de un manuscrito realizada por un monje que menciona a un extraño caballero llamado Bedwin que huía llevando consigo el último tesoro del reino de Logres, el Grial.
 
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