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About the Author

Greg Neri is a storyteller, filmmaker, artist, and digital media producer. When Greg was in college he made an animated film with jazz legend Chick Corea called A Picasso on the Beach which became a student Academy Award finalist and aired on HBO and Bravo. Neri wrote, produced, and directed his mostrar mais first independent feature film called A Weekend with Barbara und Ingrid in 1994. He also taught animation and storytelling to inner city teens in Los Angeles with the group Animactio. They produced over 300 films dealing with issues like teen violence, gangs, and drugs. Greg also co-directed the documentary Fa'a Samoa which followed a 15-year-old Samoan gangbanger through the mean streets of Los Angeles. In 1999, Neri began writing and illustrating for kids and in 2004 started writing for teens. His young adult novels, Chess Rumble (2007 Lee & Low), Surf Mules (2009 Penguin Group), and Yummy (2010 Lee & Low) have garnered numerous awards and honors including American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, International Reading Association Young Adults Choice, American Library Association Notable Book, Society of School Librarians International Best Book in the Language Arts, Coretta Scott King Author Honor, and YALSA Top 10 Quick Picks. Neri currently lives off the Gulf Coast of Florida with his wife and daughter. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de G. Neri

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty (2007) 520 cópias, 46 resenhas
Ghetto Cowboy (2011) 259 cópias, 21 resenhas
Tru & Nelle (2016) 191 cópias, 11 resenhas
Chess Rumble (2007) 144 cópias, 7 resenhas
Grand Theft Horse (2018) 96 cópias, 6 resenhas
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash (2014) 86 cópias, 14 resenhas
Knockout Games (2014) 48 cópias, 2 resenhas
Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale (2017) 26 cópias, 2 resenhas
Surf Mules (1907) 25 cópias, 1 resenha
Polo Cowboy (2020) 22 cópias, 7 resenhas
Safe Passage (2024) 3 cópias

Associated Works

Who Done It? (2013) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias, 5 resenhas
Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices (2013) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias, 10 resenhas
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias, 2 resenhas
No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History (2020) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias, 2 resenhas


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Neri, Greg
Data de nascimento
20th c.
Locais de residência
Florida, USA
Antarctic Artists and Writers Collective
Edward Necarsulmer IV



A fascinating blend of biography and comics, Grand Theft Horse tells the true story of unsung American hero, Gail Ruffu, who risked everything to rescue a horse who was being mistreated merely for profit in horse-racing. Lovers of horses, biographies, and true stories, will love this graphic biography.
ryantlaferney87 | outras 5 resenhas | Dec 8, 2023 |
The friendship of Nelle Harper Lee and Truman Capote, inspiration for Scout and Dill in Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, is fictionalized in “a flavorful bowl of southern homestyle yarns.”

A girl dressed like a boy and a boy dressed like Little Lord Fauntleroy meet and become fast friends in Monroeville, Alabama, “sometime in the Great Depression.” They contrive adventures to spice up life in Monroeville, and their stories add up to a fine re-creation of small-town Southern life. Young readers will enjoy Nelle and Tru’s treehouse, adventure at the courthouse, their brush with the Ku Klux Klan, Nelle’s father, Amasa Coleman Lee, staring down the Grand Dragon, and reclusive spooky neighbor Sonny Boular firing their imaginations. Older readers, including all of the teachers of the classic novel, will see in these childhood adventures the makings of To Kill a Mockingbird, and the author’s note adds helpful information and mentions Go Set a Watchman without getting into the intricate relationship of that novel to its famous offspring. Since Nelle and Tru loved writing stories, Neri even includes “reimagined” short stories from Nelle’s and Tru’s lives. The charming and elegantly written novel doesn’t shy away from issues of mental illness, child abandonment, and racism, but they are woven neatly into the fabric of the characters’ lives in the tiny Southern town.

An engaging portrait of two children’s world before they became famous. (Historical fiction. 10-12)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | outras 10 resenhas | Nov 8, 2023 |
Definitely meant for a young audience, this sweet story is the slightly fictionalized friendship between Truman Capote and Harper Lee. I’ve been to their hometown and seen the rock wall between the plots where they used to live. This would be a great introduction for people who know less about famous authors. It’s a bit disjointed, but I love all the real facts that are worked into the story.

“One thing I learned on the river is that if you don’t act scared, you can talk to anyone.”… (mais)
bookworm12 | outras 10 resenhas | Aug 28, 2023 |
Christo are Jeanne-Claude were fascinating people and all of their family members are also interesting people. No matter what you think of their art (I knew mostly about The Gates and Running Fence and not about many of the others) I think most readers will be glad to get to know them. I enjoyed reading about them and learning about them and their philosophy of art. I admire their philosophy of life and their philosophy of art. This book is an interesting and informative introduction to their unconventional lives and to their unorthodox art. It’s excellent. I’m glad that I read it. I would have preferred photos of their art and not illustrations of it. 3-1/2 stars… (mais)
Lisa2013 | outras 2 resenhas | Aug 27, 2023 |



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