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Cynthia Voigt

Author of Dicey's Song

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About the Author

Cynthia Voigt was born on February 25, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College, did graduate work at St. Michael's College, and later received a teacher's certification from Christian Brothers College. After college, she worked for an advertising agency. show more Before becoming a full-time author, she was a secretary and a high school English teacher. Her first book, Homecoming, was published in 1981. Her children's books address such issues at child abuse and racism, topics that are not often talked about in books designed for children. She is the author of numerous books including the Bad Girls series, the Tillerman Cycle series, and the Kingdom series. She won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the field of social studies for Homecoming, the Newbery Medal, ALA in 1983 for Dicey's Song, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1984 for The Callender Papers. In 1995, she received the MAE Award. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Cynthia Voigt

Dicey's Song (1982) 2,844 copies, 42 reviews
Homecoming (1981) 2,814 copies, 55 reviews
A Solitary Blue (1983) 1,486 copies, 23 reviews
Jackaroo (1985) 1,087 copies, 13 reviews
Izzy, Willy-Nilly (1986) 870 copies, 17 reviews
The Runner (1985) 773 copies, 10 reviews
Seventeen Against the Dealer (1991) 682 copies, 6 reviews
On Fortune's Wheel (1990) 679 copies, 9 reviews
Come a Stranger (1986) 667 copies, 6 reviews
Sons from Afar (1991) 606 copies, 8 reviews
The Callender Papers (1983) 496 copies, 7 reviews
Elske (1999) 393 copies, 8 reviews
The Wings of a Falcon (1993) 391 copies, 5 reviews
The Book of Lost Things (2013) 333 copies, 27 reviews
Young Fredle (2011) 295 copies, 19 reviews
Building Blocks (1984) 275 copies
Bad Girls (1996) 269 copies, 4 reviews
Tree By Leaf (1988) 269 copies, 1 review
The Vandemark Mummy (1991) 253 copies, 2 reviews
When She Hollers (1994) 217 copies, 7 reviews
Tell Me If the Lovers Are Losers (1982) 196 copies, 5 reviews
Bad, Badder, Baddest (1997) 160 copies, 1 review
Orfe (1992) 153 copies, 2 reviews
David and Jonathan (1992) 141 copies
Angus and Sadie (2005) 141 copies, 6 reviews
Bad Girls in Love (2002) 104 copies, 1 review
It's Not Easy Being Bad (2000) 92 copies, 2 reviews
The Book of Secrets (2014) 92 copies
The Book of Kings (2015) 78 copies, 1 review
The Rosie Stories (2003) 75 copies, 2 reviews
Teddy & Co. (2016) 41 copies, 1 review
Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do? (2006) 40 copies, 1 review
Glass Mountain (1991) 35 copies, 1 review
Homecoming, Part 1 (1981) 32 copies, 2 reviews
Toaff's Way (2018) 31 copies, 2 reviews
Dicey's Song/Homecoming (2001) 29 copies
Little Bird (2020) 28 copies
Homecoming, Part 2 (1981) 23 copies, 2 reviews
From Bad to Worse (1998) 16 copies
By Any Name (2017) 15 copies
Stories About Rosie (1986) 13 copies
VOGLIO TORNARE A CASA (1999) 8 copies
Homecoming [1996 TV Movie] (1996) — Writer — 5 copies
Le pesti (1998) 2 copies
Stein für Stein (1994) 1 copy

Associated Works

What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) — Contributor — 71 copies

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{my thoughts} - This is only the second book in the series. But it is heartfelt, it is about trial and error in attempting to gain the love and upstanding of a relative that otherwise would not want you in their lives. It touches your heart when you read about Dicey finally seeing her mother again and having to accept that there is nothing left of her. It is sad when she dies but it's alright to because it allows for the children to move on with their lives without having to worry about where their mother is or isn't - after all she wasn't in her right mind considering that she just left them abandoned in a car ---- It's a wonderful book, worth reading and it helps to teach others that where there is determination there is a way and it doesn't hurt to result to old fashion hard labor in order to attempt to get things done.… (more)
 
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Zapkode | 41 other reviews | Jun 1, 2024 |
{my thoughts} - This book is a classic. It is about the determination of a young girl to keep what is left of her family together in one place. It is important to her not to lose anymore of the family that she has left even if that includes letting other not so pleasant family members into their lives. The hurt the four children are left with from the disappearance of their mother only makes the four of them stronger. It is a really good read and I am sure anyone that likes a good adventure will enjoy this book.… (more)
 
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Zapkode | 54 other reviews | Jun 1, 2024 |
{my thoughts} - This is only the second book in the series. But it is heartfelt, it is about trial and error in attempting to gain the love and upstanding of a relative that otherwise would not want you in their lives. It touches your heart when you read about Dicey finally seeing her mother again and having to accept that there is nothing left of her. It is sad when she dies but it's alright to because it allows for the children to move on with their lives without having to worry about where their mother is or isn't - after all she wasn't in her right mind considering that she just left them abandoned in a car ---- It's a wonderful book, worth reading and it helps to teach others that where there is determination there is a way and it doesn't hurt to result to old fashion hard labor in order to attempt to get things done.… (more)
 
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CrimsonSoul | 41 other reviews | Jun 1, 2024 |
{my thoughts} - This book is a classic. It is about the determination of a young girl to keep what is left of her family together in one place. It is important to her not to lose anymore of the family that she has left even if that includes letting other not so pleasant family members into their lives. The hurt the four children are left with from the disappearance of their mother only makes the four of them stronger. It is a really good read and I am sure anyone that likes a good adventure will enjoy this book.… (more)
 
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CrimsonSoul | 54 other reviews | Jun 1, 2024 |

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