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DeFelice, Cynthia C.

Overview
Works: 68 works in 295 publications in 4 languages and 34,179 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  Fishing stories  Ghost stories  Diary fiction  Picture books  History  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Librettist
Classifications: PZ7.D3597, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cynthia C DeFelice
The missing manatee by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 3,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While coping with his parents' separation, eleven-year-old Skeet spends most of Spring Break in his skiff on a Florida river, where he finds a manatee shot to death and begins looking for the killer
Signal by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 3,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After moving with his emotionally distant father to the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, twelve-year-old Owen faces a lonely summer until he meets an abused girl who may be a space alien
The ghost of Cutler Creek by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Allie is contacted by the ghost of a dog, she and Dub investigate the surly new boy at school and his father, who may be running a puppy mill, to see if they are involved
The ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allie knows it's not her imagination when she hears a voice and sees in her mind's eye the face of a girl who seems to be seeking her help
Weasel by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alone in the frontier wilderness in the winter of 1839 while his father is recovering from an injury, eleven-year-old Nathan runs afoul of the renegade killer known as Weasel and makes a surprising discovery about the concept of revenge
One potato, two potato by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Korean and English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This retelling of a Chinese folktale pays tribute to the author's Irish heritage, and to the joys of an old marriage, new friendships, and the impulse to share. Using pen and gouache, the artist shows the "simple" characters in all their winning complexity. A very poor, humble couple live so simple a life they share everything, until the husband discovers a pot with magical powers buried under the very last potato in the garden. Mr. and Mrs. O'Grady are so poor they have just one of everything to share - one potato a day, one chair, one blanket full of holes, and one gold coin for a rainy day. After digging up the last potato in their patch, Mr. O'Grady comes upon a big black object. It's a pot - no ordinary pot, for what they soon discover is that whatever goes into it comes out doubled! Suddenly the O'Gradys aren't destitute anymore. But what they really long for is one friend apiece. Can the magic pot give them that?
The apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his family dies of consumption in 1849, twelve-year-old Lucas becomes a doctor's apprentice
The ghost and Mrs. Hobbs by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hindered by a fight with her friend Dub and a series of mysterious fires, eleven-year-old Allie investigates the fire seventeen years earlier which claimed the lives of the husband and infant son of a school cafeteria worker, as well as the handsome young man whose ghost asks Allie for help
Wild life by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erik is preparing for his first-ever hunting trip when he learns that his parents are being deployed to Iraq. A few days later, Erik is shipped off to North Dakota to live with Big Darrell and Oma, grandparents he barely knows. When Erik rescues a dog that's been stuck by a porcupine, Big Darrell says Erik can't keep him. But Erik has already named her Quill and can't bear to give her up. He decides to run away, taking the dog and a shotgun, certain that they can make it on their own out on the prairie. In this story of adventure and survival, Erik learns about the challenges and satisfactions of living off the land, the power of family secrets, and the pain of losing what you love
Fort by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this boys-will-be-boys summer story about friendship and revenge, eleven-year-old Wyatt and his friend Augie aren't looking for a fight. They're having the best summer of their lives hanging out in the fort they built in the woods, fishing and hunting, cooking over a campfire, and sleeping out. But when two older boys mess with the fort -- and with another kid who can't fight back -- the friends are forced to launch Operation Doom, with unexpected results for all concerned
The dancing skeleton by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ornery dead man refuses to stay in his coffin and causes a disturbance when the best fiddler in town comes to call on his widow
Devil's bridge by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Ben must cope with the loss of his father, who died the year before, and his mother's overprotectiveness when he enters the annual Striped Bass Derby on Martha's Vineyard
Under the same sky by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While trying to earn money for a motor bike, fourteen-year-old Joe Pederson becomes involved with the Mexicans who work on his family's farm and develops a better relationship with his father
Cold feet by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After stealing a dead man's boots, a poor wandering bagpiper uses them to play a trick on an unfriendly farmer but then finds the trick turned back on him
Nowhere to call home by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her father kills himself after losing his money in the stock market crash of 1929, twelve-year-old Frances, now a penniless orphan, decides to hop aboard a freight train and live the life of a hobo. Tramping is for people with nothing to lose and nowhere to call home. Twelve-year-old Frances Elizabeth Barrow thinks that describes her when she clips her hair and, disguised as a boy, "flips" a train west. Left a penniless orphan after her father's bankruptcy and subsequent suicide, Frances is sure that hoboing is better than being sent to live with an unfamiliar aunt in Chicago. On the drag, she meets Stewpot, a fifteen-year-old boy who teaches her the ropes -- everything from the jargon to the signs the hoboes leave for one another, to how to outwit the cops. She also learns that being "free" exacts a price, and comes to appreciate her old life. Cynthia DeFelice captures the despair -- and the hope -- of individuals facing the Great Depression in this story about a spirited young heroine filled with resolve after all she has experienced
Nelly May has her say by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of an old tale, "Master of all masters," in which a servant girl's new master insists she use uncommon names for common objects
Lostman's River by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1900s, thirteen-year-old Tyler encounters vicious hunters whose actions threaten to destroy the Everglades ecosystem, and as a result joins the battle to protect that fragile environment
The light on Hogback Hill by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she investigates the mysterious light up on Hogback Hill, eleven-year-old Hadley finds and befriends a hunchbacked old woman with a tragic past
Old Granny and the bean thief by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a thief steals Old Granny's beans while she is asleep at night, she gets some surprising help with catching him
Casey in the bath by Cynthia C DeFelice( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amazing bottle of bath soap makes even Casey, who hates to take baths, enjoy his evening soak
 
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The missing manatee
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SignalThe ghost of Cutler CreekThe ghost of Fossil GlenWeaselOne potato, two potatoThe apprenticeship of Lucas WhitakerThe ghost and Mrs. HobbsWild life
Alternative Names
Cynthia DeFelice American children's writer

Cynthia DeFelice Amerikaans schrijfster

Cynthia DeFelice escriptora de literatura infantil estatunidenca

Cynthia DeFelice escritora de literatura infantil estadounidense

DeFelice, Cynthia 1951-

DeFelice, Cynthia C.

Felice, Cynthia 1951-

Felice, Cynthia de 1951-

디펠리스, 신시아 1951-

Languages
English (169)

German (4)

Italian (2)

Korean (1)