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Title:
Scott O'Dell
Author:
Russell, David L., 1946-
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Publication Information:
New York : Twayne Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 146 pages : portrait ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780805716825
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This title studies the works of historical children's fiction writer O'Dell and his ability to raise the social conscience of young readers.


Author Notes

David L. Russell is a professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at Ferris State University in Michigan


Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chronologyp. xi
Chapter 1 The Life and Times of Scott O'Dellp. 1
Chapter 2 The Writer's Beginnings: Works for Adultsp. 11
Chapter 3 Island of the Blue Dolphinsp. 25
Chapter 4 Stories from the Old Southwestp. 37
Chapter 5 Experiments in Form and Substancep. 57
Chapter 6 The Seven Serpents Trilogyp. 71
Chapter 7 When the Past Meets the Presentp. 81
Chapter 8 A Return to Many Pastsp. 100
Chapter 9 Critical Assessmentp. 120
Notes and Referencesp. 133
Selected Bibliographyp. 139
Indexp. 143