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Marion Dane Bauer

Full Name: Marion Dane Bauer
Gender: Female
Hometown: Oglesby, Illinois
Born: 1938-11-20
Number of Works: 106
Marion Dane Bauer is the award-winning author of middle-grade novels, chapter books, picture books, and nonfiction works. Although she sometimes focuses her fiction for young teen readers on fantastic themes and situations, books such as Shelter from the Wind, Rain of Fire, On My Honor, An Early Winter, and Killing Miss Kitty, and Other Sins focus on young people persevering by confronting problems that have no easy solutions. These books are often drawn from personal experiences and feature places where Bauer has lived or visited often; as a result, her prose is enriched by her inclusion of subtle detail.

ISBN: 0440466334, 9780440466338
Keywords: honor
Pages: 96
Published: 1986
  • Rating: 60%

Joel dares his best friend, Tony, to a swimming race in a dangerous river. Both boys jump in, but when Joel reaches the sandbar, he finds Tony has vanished. How can he face their parents and the terrible truth?
ISBN: 0064405877, 9780064405874
Keywords: silence, coming, blue
Pages: 288
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%

A young woman not ready to make decisions about her future. Two best friends at a summer community. A dying poet. A teenager taken in by her friend's family after her own parents kick her out. These characters and others help explore aspects of growing up gay or lesbian with gay or lesbian friends or parents.
ISBN: 0440419786, 9780440419785
Keywords: runt
Pages: 144
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

DEEP IN THE Minnesota forest, where only the strong survive, four regular-sized pups—Leader, Sniffer, Runner, and Thinker—are pushed into the world. Then one last, very small pup is born into the wolf pack. He is called Runt. From the very start, Runt struggles in the harsh wild world of the wolves. He tries learning along with his brothers and sisters, but makes serious mistakes. It’s hard pleasing his father, King, and the other wolves. If only Runt could prove himself to his powerful father and family. . . .“With an economy of words, Bauer precisely and vividly conve
ISBN: 0439220270, 9780439220279
Keywords: minnesota, girl, new, yeovil, series, america, english, rodgers, bones, buffalo, diary, mary, elizabeth, ann, land
Pages: 221
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 60%

"Land of the Buffalo Bones" is the diary of Mary Rodgers, known as Polly. Promising religious freedom and fertile land, Polly's father, Reverend Rodgers, moves their Baptist community from England to the Minnesota prairie. After a treacherous journey across the sea and across this country, Polly finds that it is no paradise at all. Written with incredible heart and compassion, insight and sensitivity, Marion Dane Bauer has created one of the most sophisticated and courageous characters Dear America has seen.
ISBN: 0689847122, 9780689847127
Keywords: flap, book, lift, nose, ears, toes
Pages: 16
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

Baby is bundled in a mountain of clothes! Peek under the flaps of clothing to find out what's underneath, and play this fun peekaboo book again and again!
ISBN: 068985787X, 9780689857874
Keywords: owen, mama
Pages: 32
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 100%
ISBN: 0618517383, 9780618517381
Keywords: trouble, named, bear
Pages: 128
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 082342054X, 9780823420544
Keywords: night, longest
Pages: 40
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

In this lyrical story from Marion Dane Bauer with breathtaking watercolors by Ted Lewin, it will take a tiny and gentle creature to summon a new day. The snow lies deep. All through the forest, animals long for dawn's warmth on the longest night of the year. Strong and clever creatures boast that only they can bring back the sun. But the wind knows better.
ISBN: 0545072700, 9780545072700
Keywords: love
Pages: 26
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

<DIV>"How do I love you? Let me count the ways. I love you as the sun loves the bright blue days . . ." In this board book with padded covers, a parent declares her love...as the bees love a flower, a duck loves a shower, a bird loves to sing, a bear loves the spring. Written by Newbery-award-winning author Marion Dane Bauer, inspired by the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and with pictures by Caroline Jayne Church, illustrator of the bestselling I Love You Through and Through.