Scott O'Dell was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 23, 1898. He attended Occidental College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford University, and University of Rome. He worked as a technical director for Paramount, a cameraman for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a book editor of a Los Angeles newspaper before serving in the United States Air Force during World War II. The recipient of numerous book awards, he established the Scott O'Dell award for historical fiction in 1981. He died on October 15, 1989.
Scott O'Dell was born in 1898 and died in 1989.
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Reviews - What do customers think about No me llamo Angelica/ My Name Is Not Angelica?
A Good Read May 19, 2003
I have read three books by Scott O'dell and he's very good, if not great. I read this book when i was still in elementary school. My Name is not Angelica is about a young African girl taken away from her home and is sold into slavery once in the pre- Civil War South. It has been a long time since I have last read it. It is basically a story about one young African woman coping with being made into a slave. At the time it had been a real eye opener for me as a young girl. It is an opposite of Gone With the Wind. The one thing that I hadn't liked about it was that it was too short for me. I highly recommend this book to both young and old. There is also her betroved, a young African prince of his tribe that is sold to the same plantation/slave owner. It is a really touching story. Not at all sugar- coated. That's what I liked about the book most. Scott O'dell didn't really spare his readers the pain and suffering that his characters had to deal with. A very touching, historical novel about the ugliness of the Old South.