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M. T. Anderson (1) (1968–)

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About the Author

M. T. Anderson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 4, 1968. He was educated in English literature at Harvard University and Cambridge University, and received his MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. He primarily writes picture books for children and novels for young mostrar mais adults. His picture books include Handel, Who Knew What He Liked; Strange Mr. Satie; The Serpent Came to Gloucester; and Me, All Alone, at the End of the World. His young adult books include Thirsty, Burger Wuss, and Feed, which won the L.A. Times Book Award for YA fiction in 2003. He also writes the series A Pals in Peril Tale, and The Norumbegan Quartet. Anderson Won the 2006 National Book Award in Young People's Literature for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party. His title Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad, was a finalist for the 2016 YALSA-ALA Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de M. T. Anderson

Feed (2002) 5,168 cópias
Thirsty (1997) 827 cópias
Whales on Stilts! (2005) 654 cópias
The Game of Sunken Places (2004) 633 cópias
Burger Wuss (1999) 368 cópias
Landscape with Invisible Hand (2017) 291 cópias
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked (2001) 267 cópias
The Daughters of Ys (2020) 229 cópias
The Suburb Beyond the Stars (2010) 137 cópias

Associated Works

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009) — Contribuinte — 1,149 cópias
Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contribuinte — 771 cópias
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuinte — 353 cópias
Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales (2004) — Contribuinte — 352 cópias
Guys Read: Thriller (2011) — Contribuinte — 327 cópias
Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All (2018) — Contribuinte — 324 cópias
Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (2003) — Contribuinte — 305 cópias
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contribuinte — 279 cópias
Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales (2014) — Contribuinte — 254 cópias
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural (2009) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (2004) — Contribuinte — 165 cópias
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Contribuinte — 111 cópias
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies (2011) — Prefácio — 55 cópias
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Open Your Eyes: Extraordinary Experiences in Faraway Places (2003) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Anderson, Matthew Tobin (birth name)
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Stow, Massachusetts, USA
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Harvard University
University of Cambridge
Syracuse University
university instructor
music critic
children's book author
National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance
Margaret A. Edwards Award (2019)
Pequena biografia
Matthew Tobin Anderson (b. 1968), American author of children's picture books and young adult literature Winner of the 2006 National Book Award for young people's literature for The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party



This isn't a nerdy book in the sense that it requires much prerequisite knowledge in order to understand and be entertained by its plot. But I think it's especially delightful to people who can tell by the cover that it's about capitalism and who have some knowledge of artistic techniques like atmospheric perspective. While it was definitely a YA book, reading it made me feel smart.
I didn't appreciate the excessive swearing, and the chronic diarrhea issue was understandably unpleasant. The conflicts and resolutions aren't super compelling. But it does manage to be a teen dystopian novel that's not quite like any others I've read. I have a lot of difficulty imagining what the vuvv are like, but the consequences of their presence on earth are completely believable.… (mais)
johanna.florez21 | outras 30 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
Representation: N/A
Trigger warnings: Animal death, murder, blood, grief and loss depiction, physical assault and injury, sword violence
Score: Four out of ten.
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What a disappointing reading experience.

Yvain, an illustrated retelling of an Arthurian myth by M.T. Anderson, with by Andrea Offermann, could've been much better. I wanted to read it after seeing another person I knew read it, so I picked it up from a library shelf. I glanced at the intriguing blurb, but the low ratings warned me to avoid it, and when I closed the final page, I was underwhelmed.

It starts with Yvain, a knight, wanting glory for himself, so he sets out to fight and eventually defeat a lord, leaving behind his partner, Laudine, and her servant, Lunette. Gawain, however, wants Yvain to go on an adventure across the land, and so he goes off to fight dragons, mythical beasts and who knows what else. Other than that though, there isn't any other plot to Yvain, but there are a lot of problems I want to discuss about Yvain, I'm unsure where to start, but I'll try.

First, the characters. Yvain the knight and other side characters like Laudine and Lunette lack depth or character development, making it difficult to connect or relate with them, but adding more depth and expanding the arcs would've been an improvement. The pacing is enough to keep Yvain going, with a length of slightly over 100 pages, but I would've liked to see more of the worldbuilding, which felt underexplored, but adding more pages dedicated to answering questions I had would make Yvain better. Now that I think of it, I don't think there were enough pages to tell the story. At least the art is engaging, especially during the few battle scenes I got to see, with Yvain easily slaying any beast in his path, and the pictures can sometimes speak for themselves, except for some parts with fog covering the pictures. How am I supposed to read the text through that? The conclusion is heartwarming as Yvain returns to his land after so long, but M.T. Anderson's debut in the illustrated novel genre (as he wrote prose until this came out) didn't resonate, so perhaps his traditional creations could be more enjoyable.
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Law_Books600 | outras 18 resenhas | May 19, 2024 |
A Young Adult futuristic-dystopic science fiction novel featuring a society where large corporations hold the power, and the majority of citizens get implanted as babies with devices that provide Internet like audio-visual interaction with their thoughts. Have a question about how something works? It’s answered almost before it’s asked. Thinking about what it’d be like to own an “up-car” (they fly and can be put on auto-pilot) here comes the barrage of commercials for all the options. Then too, there’s no need for phones, because this implant allows you to “chat”, speaking to whoever you please mentally, no matter where they are, but one can put themselves on busy, and refuse the chat. The book takes some getting used to, with new slang—but it’s easy enough to figure out, and some things never change, as apparently the F**** word is still around in a couple of hundred years. 😊… (mais)
TraSea | outras 433 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
I got this free from my YA free book audio-book provider, and, not really looking at the picture or the subtitle; ridiculously, I put off listening to it because "City of the Dead" made me think it was going to be some silly Zombie thing. Noooo. This is a very interesting and moving historical account about the Russian Composer, Dmitri Shostakovich. The author is a talented writer as well as a fine narrator.
TraSea | outras 49 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |



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