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ERIC Number: EJ922972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Born to Be Wild
Carter, Betty
School Library Journal, v56 n7 p22-25 Jul 2010
This article presents an interview with Libba Bray, author of "Going Bovine," the winner of the Michael L. Printz Award as the year's most distinguished title for teens. Since the publication of "A Great and Terrible Beauty" in 2003, Bray has captured the imaginations and loyalties of a host of teen readers. This initial entry in a trilogy--which includes "Rebel Angels" (2005) and "The Sweet Far Thing" (2007, all Delacorte)--introduces Gemma Doyle, a young girl living in the repressive Victorian Era who discovers she can enter a spirit world that holds power and danger. "Going Bovine" departs from these historical Gothic novels and Bray's chilling short stories, such as "Bad Things" and "Nowhere Is Safe." Bray vigorously defends the need for strong libraries in her speeches and on her blog. In this interview, Bray discusses her teen years and her award-winning book that addresses string theory and the physics of time and space.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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