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About Abby Hanlon
Abby Hanlon has a master’s degree in childhood education from the City College of New York and a bachelor’s from Barnard College. Abby has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Inspired by her students’ storytelling and drawings, Abby began to write her own stories for children. Determined to illustrate her stories, Abby taught herself to draw after not having drawn since childhood. Ralph Tells a Story is her first book. Abby lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.
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As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention, and more than anything she wants her brother and sister to play with her. But she’s too much of a baby for them, so she’s left to her own devices—including her wild imagination and untiring energy. Her siblings may roll their eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to do: outsmarting the monsters all over the house, moving into the closet, and exacting revenge on her sister’s favorite doll. And when they really need her, daring Dory will prove her bravery, and finally get exactly what she has been looking for.
With plenty of pictures bursting with charm and character, this hilarious book about an irresistible rascal is the new must-read for the chapter book set.
“It's a promising debut by Abby Hanlon, a former first-grade teacher who does delightful childlike drawings.”- USA Today
When her big sister Violet has friend trouble at school, Dory tries to come to her rescue. But Dory's active imagination takes over, and she is sure that Violet's lost treasure (a friendship bracelet) has something to do with pirates. In search of the treasure, Dory meets up with a real pirate crew and finds that a pirate's life is harder than she thought. At sea, Dory longs for her imaginary friend Mary. But Mary has gone off with an exciting new friend of her own and Dory is crushed with jealousy. Just when things can't get any worse, Dory's old enemy, Mrs. Gobble Gracker shows up and Dory's ocean adventure takes a surprising turn.
There's a ton of treasure in Dory's fifth adventure as Dory mixes in pirates, pals (real and make-believe), and her own imagination into one wild and wet free-for-all.
Dory has her first loose tooth, and, with her usual over-the-top excitement, she cannot stop talking about the tooth fairy. Naturally, this drives her brother and sister crazy. But it also sparks a serious jealous streak in her nemesis, Mrs. Gobble Gracker, who wants all of Dory's attention to herself.
But Mrs. Gobble Gracker has decided to steal the tooth fairy's job, and flying around in a tutu from Rosabelle, she heads for Dory's house. It's time for Dory to come up with a serious plan to get the tooth fairy her job back.
The fourth installment in the wildly popular Dory Fantasmagory series delivers laughs on every page as Dory teams up with her pals, real and imaginary, to save the tooth fairy for all the world's children--and get her dollar!
Ever since Dory met Rosabelle, a real true friend whose imagination and high spirits match her own, school has been pretty good. But now the class is learning to read, and it's proving to be a challenge for Dory. While Rosabelle can read chapter books in her head, Dory is stuck with baby books about a happy little farm. Dory wishes for a potion to turn her into a reader but things don't go as planned. Suddenly, a naughty little girl who looks an awful lot like Dory's imaginary nemesis, Mrs. Gobble Gracker, shows up. And a black sheep leaves the pages of the farm book to follow Dory to school. It really needs her help--this seems like a job for a superhero! And it would help if she knew how to read.
In her third book, Dory the rascal takes reluctant reading to new heights with a story that is as one-of-a-kind and hilarious as she is.
The star of Dory Fantasmagory is heading to school. Her older siblings, Luke and Violet, warn her to leave her imaginary friend, Mary, at home—or better yet, leave her whole imagination at home! But on her very first day she meets a new friend, a girl whose imagination and style are just about as wild as her own. Now she just has to convince her siblings that she’s not making it all up!
Filled with plenty of funny pictures, this book bursts with charm and impudence, making this a must-read for the chapter book set.
Die Jüngste zu sein ist ziemlich doof, wenn die älteren Geschwister einen immer zu kindisch finden. Dory ist schon sechs, und trotzdem rollen Charlotte und Luca jedes Mal die Augen, wenn sie mitmachen will. Also bleibt Ratte, so Dorys Spitzname, nichts anderes übrig, als in ihrer eigenen Welt zu spielen, wo ihr das Lieblingsmonster Mary stets zu Diensten ist und sie Herrn von Morps, ihre gute Fee, von jeder Banane aus anrufen kann. Und auch mit der 507 Jahre alten Frau Knorpel-Knacker, die die Großen nur aus Rache erfunden haben, erlebt Dory das Abenteuer des Jahrhunderts. Doch dann brauchen Charlotte und Luca eine Heldin in der wirklichen Welt – und Dory ist zur Stelle!
Secondo la maestra "Le storie sono dappertutto!". Peccato che a Ralph, durante l'ora di scrittura, non ne venga in mente nessuna.
Fissa il foglio bianco, si concentra: niente. Lui di storie da raccontare non ne ha! Ma la soluzione è proprio lì, a portata di mano.
Dalla penna magica di Abby Hanlon, un altro spassoso libro sul potere sorprendente della fantasia.
Dory deve salvare sua sorella Viola: le compagne l'accusano di aver rubato un braccialetto, ma non può essere! Di sicuro c'entrano i pirati...
Come se non bastasse ci si mette pure lei Signora Arraffagracchi, con tanto di benda sull'occhio. Nel frattempo Mary trova uno nuova amica (come come??) e il signor Bocconcino si trasforma in una sirena. Cos'altro mai potrebbe succedere?