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Jennifer L. Holm

Auteur de Our Only May Amelia

74+ oeuvres 19,441 utilisateurs 787 critiques 2 Favoris

A propos de l'auteur

After graduating from Dickinson College, Jennifer L. Holm became a broadcast producer of television commercials and music videos for numerous companies including Nickelodeon, MTV, American Express, Hershey's and Huggies. Her first book, Our Only May Amelia, was a 2000 Newbery Honor Book. Both Penny afficher plus from Heaven and Turtle in Paradise were Newbery Honor recipients in 2007 and 2011, respectively. She is also the author of numerous series including Boston Jane, Babymouse, and The Stink Files, which she writes with her husband Jonathan Hamel. Her title, The Fourteenth Goldfish made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

Comprend les noms: Jennifer Holm, Jennifer L. Holm

Crédit image: Library of Congress

Séries

Œuvres de Jennifer L. Holm

Our Only May Amelia (1999) 1,900 exemplaires, 36 critiques
Turtle in Paradise (2010) 1,477 exemplaires, 95 critiques
The Fourteenth Goldfish (2014) 1,263 exemplaires, 78 critiques
Penny from Heaven (2006) 1,240 exemplaires, 43 critiques
Babymouse, Queen of the World! (2005) 1,125 exemplaires, 100 critiques
Sunny Side Up (2015) 994 exemplaires, 38 critiques
Boston Jane: An Adventure (2001) 927 exemplaires, 18 critiques
Babymouse, Our Hero (2005) 578 exemplaires, 23 critiques
Swing It, Sunny (2017) 559 exemplaires, 14 critiques
Babymouse, Beach Babe (2006) 476 exemplaires, 15 critiques
Babymouse: Rock Star (2006) 419 exemplaires, 17 critiques
Squish #1: Super Amoeba (2011) 396 exemplaires, 19 critiques
Full of Beans (2016) 379 exemplaires, 10 critiques
Babymouse, Puppy Love (2007) 370 exemplaires, 20 critiques
Camp Babymouse (2007) 355 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Babymouse, Heartbreaker (2006) 342 exemplaires, 17 critiques
Sunny Rolls the Dice (2019) 331 exemplaires, 10 critiques
Babymouse, Monster Mash (2008) 308 exemplaires, 9 critiques
Babymouse, Skater Girl (2007) 300 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Babymouse, Dragonslayer (2009) 267 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Babymouse, Cupcake Tycoon (2010) 266 exemplaires, 9 critiques
Comics Squad: Recess! (2014) — Directeur de publication; Contributeur — 261 exemplaires, 8 critiques
Babymouse, The Musical (2009) 259 exemplaires, 8 critiques
The Lion of Mars (2021) 242 exemplaires, 11 critiques
Babymouse: Mad Scientist (2011) 223 exemplaires, 5 critiques
The Trouble with May Amelia (2011) 222 exemplaires, 11 critiques
Boston Jane: Wilderness Days (2002) 220 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Babymouse Burns Rubber (2010) 207 exemplaires, 5 critiques
The Third Mushroom (2018) 203 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Boston Jane: The Claim (2004) 193 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Squish #2: Brave New Pond (2011) 184 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Sunny Makes a Splash (2021) 169 exemplaires, 9 critiques
Squish #3: The Power of the Parasite (2012) 165 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Babymouse for President (2012) 151 exemplaires, 7 critiques
A Very Babymouse Christmas (2011) 142 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Squish #4: Captain Disaster (2012) 140 exemplaires, 6 critiques
Comics Squad #2: Lunch! (2016) — Directeur de publication; Auteur — 134 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Extreme Babymouse (2013) 128 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Squish #5: Game On! (2013) 120 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Babymouse, Bad Babysitter (2015) 104 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Happy Birthday, Babymouse (2014) 103 exemplaires, 1 critique
Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel (2021) 103 exemplaires, 5 critiques
Babymouse Goes for the Gold (2016) 91 exemplaires, 1 critique
Squish #6: Fear the Amoeba (2014) 83 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight (2019) 77 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Squish #7: Deadly Disease of Doom (2015) 72 exemplaires, 1 critique
The Creek (2003) 68 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Comics Squad #3: Detention! (2017) — Directeur de publication; Auteur — 63 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Squish #8: Pod vs. Pod (2016) 62 exemplaires, 1 critique
Miss Communication (Babymouse Tales from the Locker) (2018) 57 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Sunny Makes Her Case (2024) 45 exemplaires, 1 critique
Once Upon a Messy Whisker (2022) 39 exemplaires, 3 critiques
Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes (2016) 35 exemplaires, 3 critiques
I'm Grumpy (My First Comics) (2016) 25 exemplaires, 1 critique
I'm Sunny! (My First Comics) (2016) 22 exemplaires, 1 critique
I'm Silly! (My First Comics) (2017) 11 exemplaires
I'm Scared (My First Comics) (2017) 8 exemplaires
Besties! (2023) 5 exemplaires, 1 critique
Babymouse : 4 exemplaires
Babymouse Collection, Books 1-12 (2010) 2 exemplaires
Books 1 exemplaire
My only May Amelia 1 exemplaire
El tercer xampinyó (2022) 1 exemplaire
Der vierzehnte Goldfisch: Roman (2015) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (2003) — Contributeur — 313 exemplaires, 4 critiques
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. (2017) — Contributeur — 185 exemplaires, 7 critiques
Too Much Information: an Unshelved collection (2012) — Avant-propos — 122 exemplaires, 3 critiques
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contributeur — 100 exemplaires, 2 critiques
Help the CBLDF Defend Comics (FCBD 2017) (2017) — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires

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Wow. Sweet and sad and ultimately hopeful. This book uses a cloud-like touch to do some heavy emotional lifting. There are no clear or easy answers at the end, and I found that thoroughly satisfying. The art didn't wow me, but it contributes to the much-needed lightness.
 
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Library_Guard | 37 autres critiques | Jun 17, 2024 |
Representation: Black and Asian characters
Trigger warnings: N/A
Score: Seven out of ten.

At least I didn't take a few years to get around to reading Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm. After reading Swing it, Sunny, I hoped this one would be as good if not better, but let me get this straight: I wasn't disappointed. I only found the other three instalments slightly more enjoyable, but at least it wasn't an underwhelming reading experience.

It starts (more like continues) with Sunny opening a 1970s magazine and completing a quiz on how 'groovy' she is (according to late 1970s standards,) only to discover she is 'not groovy.' The theme of this collection of illustrations seems to be self-worth and how judging yourself could lead to negative consequences, and that is a discussion topic that is still relevant. The central problem is Sunny continues to judge herself harshly and changes her attributes to make herself more 'groovy' for most of the narrative, and she only stopped that in the concluding pages.

Let's move on to some other aspects, the pictures were engaging and so were some of the characters, with the spotlight being on Sunny this time as she keeps developing and changing as a character. The side characters are sometimes on the page, like Arun (an Asian,) but not as often as Sunny. Dedicating more page time to them would help though. It appears Sunny stopped judging herself mostly by herself, with help from other people, but there wasn't a support network. Perhaps people didn't understand problems like this back then in the late 1970s? (If so, then there's one downside to living in that decade.) The lighter scenes like when Sunny plays Dungeons and Dragons (a contemporary game at that period) with her friends is a jarring juxtaposition compared to the heavier subjects. At least the finish is heartwarming as I see Sunny's arc come to a close. There is one more book in the Sunny series to read, Sunny Makes Her Case, but no library has it, so I'll write my thoughts on it once I obtain it. It sounds intriguing, though.
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Law_Books600 | 9 autres critiques | May 19, 2024 |
Representation: Character with a physical disability
Trigger warnings: Loss of limb (arm,) drug use, abuse and addiction mentioned in the past
Score: Seven out of ten.

It looks like I finally read this one. I haven't read from Jennifer L. Holm in almost two years, but I needed to complete the Sunny series (which I read out of order, since I read the first and then the fourth instalments) so I picked Swing it, Sunny, up. I headed in with high expectations and found it enjoyable.

Did I mention this one is one of the few illustrated novels I haven't read yet until now? It starts (more like continues) with Sunny Lewin moving away from Florida after the events of the first novel and now enters her first year of middle school. I initially thought it would only be another story in the list of school narratives, but it goes deeper than that. The only intriguing subplot is one involving her brother, Dale, who had to attend boarding school because of his drug abuse issues. I appreciated the pictures, which looked engaging and the likable characters, though I couldn't relate to the dysfunctional family, with Dale distancing himself from his siblings and parents, but I'm sure others can relate.

The pacing is enough to keep the book going, with its length barely over 200 pages, so I didn't find it too slow, overwhelming or filled with filler pages that add nothing. Even when Dale briefly visits Sunny during Thanksgiving, an American holiday, she thinks he changes, but he eventually warms up to her, showing intriguing character dynamics and development. I don't see settings like the one in Swing it, Sunny, that often, as Holm set this one in the late 1970s, allowing for a fascinating look into what happened at that time. Some readers may feel young in a way, but I didn't mind that much. Not all side characters are the same, with some being memorable, and others, not quite as such. Developing more characters beside Dale would improve the reading experience, though. At least the conclusion is heartwarming. I'll write my thoughts on Sunny Rolls the Dice after reviewing this one.
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Law_Books600 | 13 autres critiques | May 19, 2024 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/KJhDfQdI7U8

Enjoy!
 
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booklover3258 | May 12, 2024 |

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Œuvres
74
Aussi par
6
Membres
19,441
Popularité
#1,122
Évaluation
3.8
Critiques
787
ISBN
675
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