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Holly Goldberg Sloan

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Holly Goldberg Sloan was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spent her childhood living in California, the Netherlands, Istanbul, Washington, DC, and Oregon (where she graduated from high school). She wrote the screenplay for Angels in the Outfield and directed The Big Green, as well as a number of other successful family feature films.

The mother of two sons, Holly lives with her husband (the writer/illustrator Gary Rosen) in Santa Monica, California. I'll Be There was her debut novel. Her next book, Counting By 7s, was Amazon's best novel of the year for middle grade. Her book Just Call My Name is a follow up to I'll Be There and takes place several months after the ending of the first novel.

Appleblossom the Possum was written by Sloan and
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Average rating: 4.11 · 78,655 ratings · 11,553 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Counting by 7s

4.16 avg rating — 58,624 ratings — published 2013 — 49 editions
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I'll Be There

4.01 avg rating — 7,749 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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To Night Owl from Dogfish

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4.09 avg rating — 5,001 ratings — published 2019 — 17 editions
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Short

3.79 avg rating — 4,837 ratings — published 2017 — 16 editions
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Just Call My Name (I'll Be ...

3.86 avg rating — 1,290 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Appleblossom the Possum

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3.69 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Sam und Emily: Kleine Gesch...

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"Thanks to the publisher for the sneak preview copy. Fun middle-grade fiction about found families. The girls are smart, funny, neurotic, and brave."
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"I went into this book without high expectations, and I was definitely blown away. This is such a light hearted happy book about friendship and family- and what those words can mean. I laughed a bunch. I enjoyed reading about how the main characters A" Read more of this review »
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"While the plot and character development aren't riveting, this book was unexpectedly endearing. I expect to see emotional trauma with coming of age stories but Goldberg Sloan skillfully tackles the less tangible and often less explored subjects of bu" Read more of this review »
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A masterpiece. I loved this book for the characters and the issues and ideas explored. It's beautifully written and a work of true importance.
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“The ability to keep your mouth shut is usually a sign of intelligence”
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“For someone grieving, moving forward is the challenge. Because after extreme loss, you want to go back.”
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“When you care about other people, it takes the spotlight off your own drama.”
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message 2: by Angie

Angie Hi Holly, i really like your books! I hope we can be following up on each other, i like your books so much i want to read any new ones, please send a message to me for new books, and just well a message anyway. Goodnight from where i am have a great day or sleep, whichever comes first, -Angie


message 1: by Angie (last edited Sep 12, 2016 05:48PM)

Angie Hi Holly,
Thanks for friend me! Love your books have a good night!


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