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DeFelice, Cynthia C.

Works: 69 works in 274 publications in 4 languages and 35,841 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fishing stories  Ghost stories  Diary fiction  Picture books  History  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Librettist
Classifications: PZ7.D3597, FIC
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Publications about Cynthia C DeFelice
Publications by Cynthia C DeFelice
Most widely held works by Cynthia C DeFelice
The missing manatee by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 3,304 libraries worldwide
While coping with his parents' separation, eleven-year-old Skeet spends most of Spring Break in his skiff on a Florida river, where he finds a manatee shot to death and begins looking for the killer
Signal by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 3,184 libraries worldwide
After moving with his emotionally distant father to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, twelve-year-old Owen faces a lonely summer until he meets an abused girl who may be a space alien
The ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,292 libraries worldwide
Allie knows it's not her imagination when she hears a voice and sees in her mind's eye the face of a girl who seems to be seeking her help
Weasel by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2,168 libraries worldwide
Alone in the frontier wilderness in the winter of 1839 while his father is recovering from an injury, eleven-year-old Nathan runs afoul of the renegade killer known as the weasel and makes a surprising discovery about the concept of revenge
One potato, two potato by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Korean and English and held by 1,557 libraries worldwide
This retelling of a Chinese folktale pays tribute to the author's Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share
The apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,543 libraries worldwide
After his family dies of consumption in 1849, twelve-year-old Lucas becomes a doctor's apprentice
The ghost and Mrs. Hobbs by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,324 libraries worldwide
Hindered by a fight with her friend Dub and a series of mysterious fires, eleven-year-old Allie investigates the fire seventeen years earlier which claimed the lives of the husband and infant son of a school cafeteria worker, as well as the handsome young man whose ghost asks Allie for help
Wild life by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
When twelve-year-old Eric's parents are deployed to Iraq, he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in a small town in North Dakota, but his grandfather's hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much, and Eric runs away
Fort by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
In this boys-will-be-boys summer story about friendship and revenge, eleven-year-old Wyatt and his friend Augie aren't looking for a fight. They're having the best summer of their lives hanging out in the fort they built in the woods, fishing and hunting, cooking over a campfire, and sleeping out. But when two older boys mess with the fort -- and with another kid who can't fight back -- the friends are forced to launch Operation Doom, with unexpected results for all concerned
The dancing skeleton by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
An ornery dead man refuses to stay in his coffin and causes a disturbance when the best fiddler in town comes to call on his widow
Devil's bridge by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Ben must cope with the loss of his father, who died the year before, and his mother's overprotectiveness when he enters the annual Striped Bass Derby on Martha's Vineyard
Under the same sky by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
While trying to earn money for a motorbike, fourteen-year-old Joe Pederson becomes involved with the Mexicans who work on his family's farm and develops a better relationship with his father
Nowhere to call home by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 976 libraries worldwide
When her father kills himself after losing his money in the stock market crash of 1929, twelve-year-old Frances, now a penniless orphan, decides to hop aboard a freight train and live the life of a hobo. Tramping is for people with nothing to lose and nowhere to call home. Twelve-year-old Frances Elizabeth Barrow thinks that describes her when she clips her hair and, disguised as a boy, "flips" a train west. Left a penniless orphan after her father's bankruptcy and subsequent suicide, Frances is sure that hoboing is better than being sent to live with an unfamiliar aunt in Chicago. On the drag, she meets Stewpot, a fifteen-year-old boy who teaches her the ropes -- everything from the jargon to the signs the hoboes leave for one another, to how to outwit the cops. She also learns that being "free" exacts a price, and comes to appreciate her old life. Cynthia DeFelice captures the despair -- and the hope -- of individuals facing the Great Depression in this story about a spirited young heroine filled with resolve after all she has experienced
Cold feet by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
After stealing a dead man's boots, a poor wandering bagpiper uses them to play a trick on an unfriendly farmer but then finds the trick turned back on him
Lostman's River by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 958 libraries worldwide
In the early 1900s, thirteen-year-old Tyler encounters vicious hunters whose actions threaten to destroy the Everglades ecosystem, and as a result joins the battle to protect that fragile environment
The light on Hogback Hill by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
When she investigates the mysterious light up on Hogback Hill, eleven-year-old Hadley finds and befriends a hunchbacked old woman with a tragic past
Old Granny and the bean thief by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 752 libraries worldwide
After a thief steals Old Granny's beans while she is asleep at night, she gets some surprising help with catching him
Death at Devil's Bridge by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Despite a great summer job as first mate on a fishing boat out of Martha's Vineyard, thirteen-year-old Ben gets caught up with illegal drugs and possible murder
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Alternative Names
Cynthia DeFelice American children's writer
Cynthia DeFelice Amerikaans schrijfster
Cynthia DeFelice escritora de literatura infantil estadounidense
DeFelice, Cynthia 1951-
DeFelice, Cynthia C.
Felice, Cynthia 1951-
Felice, Cynthia de 1951-
디펠리스, 신시아 1951-
English (136)
German (3)
Italian (3)
Korean (1)
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