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Encyclopedia > Susan Cooper

Susan Mary Cooper (born May 23, 1935) in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England is a British author. Cooper is most notably the author of The Dark is Rising, an award-winning five-volume fantasy saga set in and around England and Wales. The books incorporate traditional British mythology (Arthurian and folkloric elements) with original material (e.g. the Old Ones). She has written works for children, adolescents and adults. May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Burnham is a town in south Buckinghamshire, England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... The Dark is Rising is the name of a five-book series by Susan Cooper, as well as the name of the second of the five books. ... For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art, literature, film, television, and music that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of either plot, theme, setting, or all three. ... Saga can have the following meanings: Norse Sagas, a type of literature In Norse mythology, Saga is a goddess of the Aesir. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Great Britain, where he appears as the ideal of kingship in both war and peace. ... Summary The Dark is Rising is the name of a five-book series by Susan Cooper, as well as the name of the second of the five books. ...

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Biography

Born in 1935, Cooper lived in Buckinghamshire until she was 21, when her parents moved to her grandmother's village of Aberdovey, Wales. She attended Slough High School and then earned a degree in English from Oxford University. Map of Bucks (1904) Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Aberdyfi (English: Aberdovey) is a village on the estuary of the River Dyfi in Gwynedd, Wales. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... Slough High School was a girls selective secondary school in Slough, Buckinghamshire, now Berkshire. ... The academic discipline of English studies explores the production and analysis of texts produced in English (or in areas of the world in which English is a common mode of communication). ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...


After graduation, she worked as a reporter for The Sunday Times of London under Ian Fleming, and wrote books in her spare time. During this period, she began work on the Dark is Rising sequence and finished her first book, the science fiction novel Mandrake. The Sunday Times is the name of several Sunday newspapers. ... Ian Fleming Commander Ian Lancaster Fleming, RNVR (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was an English author and journalist, best remembered for writing the James Bond series of novels as well as the childrens story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...


In 1963 she left England "rather nervously" for the United States to marry a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then began writing full-time, focusing on the Dark is Rising series and her 1970 autobiography, Dawn of Fear. Her output would eventually encompass works of fiction for both children and adults, a series of picture books, television and film screenplays, and works for the stage. It has been suggested that MIT class ring be merged into this article or section. ...


In July 1996, Cooper married Canadian-American actor and her sometime co-author Hume Cronyn, the widower of the late Jessica Tandy. They remained married until Cronyn's death in June 2003. Cooper currently resides in Fairfield, Connecticut. Hume Blake Cronyn, OC (July 18, 1911 – June 15, 2003) was a stage and film actor. ... Jessica Tandy (born Jessie Alice Tandy) was born on June 7, 1909 in London, UK and was a noted British-American theatre, film and TV actress. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for June, 2003. ... Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, about five miles southwest of Bridgeport on the Gold Coast of Connecticut. ...


Bibliography

The Dark is Rising Sequence

1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Dark is Rising is a childrens novel by Susan Cooper. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ... Greenwitch, by Susan Cooper The 3rd book in the Dark is Rising Sequence, preceded by The Dark Is Rising, and followed by The Grey King Categories: Substubs ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... The Grey King is a book by Susan Cooper in The Dark Is Rising Sequence. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper is the fifth and final book in The Dark is Rising Sequence All of the main characters from the other books in the sequence come together in this book, some meeting each other for the first time. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...

Picture books for children

  • The Selkie Girl (1986)
  • Frog (2002)
  • Jethro and the Jumbie (1979)
  • The Silver Cow (1983)
  • Matthew's Dragon (1991)
  • Tam Lin (1991)
  • Danny and the Kings (1993)

Additional Books

Cooper has also written for the stage, film and television. For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Boggart is a childrens book by Susan Cooper published in 1993 by Macmillan. ... King of Shadows is a childrens book by Susan Cooper published in 1999 by Penguin. ...


Awards

The Newbery Honor is a citation given by the American Library Association (ALA) to select American childrens books. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ...

External links

  • Susan Cooper biographical website

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Susan Cooper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (293 words)
Susan Mary Cooper (born May 23, 1935) in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England is a British author.
Cooper is most notably the author of The Dark is Rising, an award-winning five-volume fantasy saga set in and around England and Wales.
In July 1996, Cooper married Canadian-American actor and her sometime co-author Hume Cronyn, the widower of the late Jessica Tandy.
Susan Cooper Biography (1253 words)
During this time Susan Cooper began work on another book, Seaward, which saw a return to the fantasy elements of her earlier DR work.
Susan Cooper has written a companion to The Boggart called The Boggart and the Monster, which was published in 1997.
Stemming from the lectures Susan often gives, a very welcome addition to her list of works is the collection of essays on children's literature, Dreams and Wishes; it is perhaps this book which provides the greatest insight into her world of writing and is must for all fans of Susan Cooper.
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