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Holly Goldberg Sloan

Author of Counting by 7s

11+ Works 4,531 Members 307 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She attended college at Wellesley in Massachusetts. After graduating, she worked in commercial advertising as a production assistant, then a script supervisor, a producer, and finally as a commercial director. She also writes screenplays. She show more sold her first screenplay at the age of twenty-four to Paramount Pictures. Her screenplays include Made in America, Collision Course: The Crocodile Hunter Movie, Angels in the Outfield, and The Big Green, which she also directed. She has written several books including I'll Be There, Keeper, and Counting By 7s. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Counting by 7s (2013) 2,736 copies
I'll Be There (2011) 445 copies
Short (2017) 428 copies
To Night Owl from Dogfish (2019) 395 copies
Appleblossom the Possum (2015) 203 copies
The Elephant in the Room (2021) 150 copies
Just Call My Name (1600) 87 copies
Pieces of Blue (2023) 43 copies
The Big Green [1995 film] (1995) — Director — 24 copies
Keeper (Dream Series) (2002) 19 copies
The Secret Life of Girls [1999 film] (2008) — Director — 1 copy

Associated Works

Whispers: An Elephant's Tale [2000 film] (2000) — Screenplay — 10 copies

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A kids book told through a series of emails.

I saw a few reviews about how this was like a modern version of The Parent Trap and when I saw it in sale I couldn’t resist picking it up.

Super cute, funny, nice lessons about how family isn’t just about biology.
 
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hmonkeyreads | 25 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
One of the best books I have read in a very long time. Beautifully crafted. Highly recommended. We are living in a golden age of YA fiction!
 
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fmclellan | 215 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
Sappy and over-the-top, this is everything I want from a summer read, I have already recommended it to 3 different tweens.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 25 other reviews | Jan 13, 2024 |
5 starts for endearing characters and for making me laugh out loud.
-1 stars for being a weird book with adult jokes and themes, not "adult" like xxx, but more with adults who are barely functional and a lighthearted treatment of his alchoholism and hoarding.
-1 star for mild fat phobia and diet talk. Kids books don't need to do that.
 
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Works
11
Also by
3
Members
4,531
Popularity
#5,542
Rating
4.1
Reviews
307
ISBNs
180
Languages
12
Favorited
1

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