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Haunted - a book by Cooper, Susan

Haunted

Haunted( )
Author: Cooper, Susan
Delaney, Joseph
Doherty, Berlie
Gavin, Jamila
Haig, Matt
Jarvis, Robin
Landy, Derek
Llewellyn, Sam
Peet, Mal
Reeve, Philip
Updale, Eleanor
Editor: Andersen Press Staff,
ISBN:978-1-84939-321-8
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Andersen Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $8.99
Book Description:

A fantastic collection of ghost stories from leading children's authors

Derek Landy (Scepter of the Ancients), Philip Reeve (Mortal Engines), Joseph Delaney (Revenge of the Witch), Susan Cooper (The Dark Is Rising), Eleanor Updale (Montmorency), Jamila Gavin (Coram Boy), Mal Peet (Keeper), Matt Haig (Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest), Berlie Doherty (The Goblin Baby), Robin Jarvis (The Dark...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Ghost Stories
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.031 x 7.722 x 0.819 Inches
Book Weight:1 Pounds
Author Biography
Cooper, Susan (Author)
Susan Cooper was born in Buckinghamshire, England in May of 1935. She attended Slough Grammar School, and then went on to Somerville College and Oxford. She was the first woman to ever edit the University Magazine, the Cherwell. She graduated from Oxford with an MA in English and went to work for London's The Sunday Times as a reporter on the Atticus Column for Ian Flemming. She evenutally made it to features writer, during which time she wrote her first book, "Mandrake," a science fiction story for adults.

Soon after the publication of "Mandrake," Cooper wrote the children's story "Over Sea, Under Stone" for a publishing house competition. It would later become the first of a five book series she would become famous for. She left England in 1963 to marry an American professor. Once there, she wrote two more books for adults, "Behind the Golden Gate" a study of America, and "Portrait of an Author" the biography of J. B. Priestley. In 1970, Cooper published "Dawn of Fear" an almost entirely autobiographical book about growing up as a child during the war. Even though Cooper wrote "Over Sea, Under Stone" as a entry for a publishing house competittion, she did not know at the time that it would be the first of her most famous copilation, "The Dark is Rising Series." In 1973 she wrote the second in the five book series, entitled "The Dark is Rising," published more than ten years after the first. In1974, Cooper published Greenwitch, book three, and book four, "The Grey King" a year later. "The Grey King" won the Newberry Medal in 1976. "Silver on the Tree" was the fifth and last book published, completing the series in 1977.

After completing the "Dark is Rising" series, Cooper turned to writing for the theater, learning the style from Urjo Kareda at Tarragon Theatres in Toronto. She wrote for Jack Langstaff's "Revels." Her first major play was called "Foxfire," which was written in coolaboration with Hume Cronyn. The play eventually went t

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