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Julia Cunningham (1916–2008)

Author of Dorp Dead

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Works by Julia Cunningham

Dorp Dead (1965) 100 copies
The Treasure is the Rose (1973) 96 copies
Maybe, a Mole (1974) 76 copies
Macaroon (1747) 41 copies
Burnish Me Bright (1970) 36 copies
Dear Rat (1961) 19 copies
Flight of the Sparrow (1980) 17 copies
Come to the Edge (1977) 17 copies
The Silent Voice (1981) 16 copies
Far in the Day (1972) 15 copies
A Mouse Called Junction (1980) 13 copies
Wolf Roland (1983) 10 copies
Tuppenny (1978) 9 copies
Onion journey (1967) 8 copies
Oaf (1986) 6 copies
Viollet (1966) 5 copies
Candle tales 3 copies
Silent Voice 1 copy

Associated Works

Celebrate Cricket: 30 Years of Stories and Art (2003) — Contributor — 43 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, December 1977 (1977) — Contributor — 2 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, January 1979 (1979) — Contributor — 2 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 12, August 1978 (1978) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Dorp Dead
by Julia Cunningham
1965
Random House
4.0

Chills!! This is one hell of a dark twisted story. Short mind bender.
Gilly Ground is an 11 year old orphan who lives in an orphanage to become an apprentice for an eccentric man, Mr. Kobalt, who makes ladder and follows a strict and uncompromising schedule, until Gilly realizes Kobalts real plan...
#teamslaughter #scarathon #theme @Clwojick
 
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over.the.edge | 2 other reviews | Oct 21, 2019 |
After Gilly's grandma dies, he lives in the village Home for Children. Gilly hides his intelligence and maintains a loner status, not socializing with the other kids but taking refuge in an abandoned tower. One day he learns he's been taken in by the village ladder maker, Mr. Kobalt. Mr. Kobalt maintains a precise schedule and routine, and keeps a spotless house. He expects Gilly to do the same and Gilly is quite content with it and Mr. Kobalt's loner ways. But there are cracks in Mr. Kobalt's facade and Gilly soon realizes he needs to escape his situation before it's too late.… (more)
 
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Salsabrarian | 2 other reviews | Feb 2, 2016 |
I loved this book -- and the song transcribed on the back page, which I spent hours deciphering and learning, and still can sing. It's a simple story about generosity and friendship, and how they can overcome fears.
 
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Murphy-Jacobs | 1 other review | Mar 30, 2013 |
Julia Cunningham has done a brilliant job of creating a chilling tone and great suspense story in a rather small amount of pages. The metaphors and morals of this dark book are what make it so strong. Another novel about acceptance, Gilly, an orphan, who wasn’t considered to be very smart, (why the title is spelled how it is) is actually quite brilliant. Faced with many challenges and the stereotype of “being different” this will be a very relatable story.
 
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jakdomin | 2 other reviews | Oct 24, 2010 |

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