Winning Authors: Profiles of the Newbery Medalists

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Libraries Unlimited, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 338 pages
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What makes a winning children's book author? Look behind the scenes, and learn more about the 76 fascinating authors who have garnered the prestigious Newbery Medal since it was established in 1922. Engaging profiles of these outstanding writers are generously seasoned with quotes and anecdotes, providing you with unique insights into their personal and professional lives, along with new information on how and why these authors succeeded.

The profiles are organized chronologically, beginning with the first award winner, Hendrik van Loon, and continuing through 2002, when Linda Sue Park made history by becoming the first Korean-American to win a Newbery Medal. Suggested resources for further study and a list of the author's published works for children accompany each biographical sketch. Also included are numerous black-and-white author photos and a brief history of the Newbery Medal. Grades 4-8.

  

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Contents

Hendrik van Loon
1
Hugh Lofting
5
Charles Boardman Hawes
9
Charles Joseph Finger
11
Arthur Bowie Chrisman
14
Will James
16
Dhan Gopal Mukerji
19
Eric P Kelly
22
Lloyd Alexander
160
William H Armstrong
164
Betsy Byars
167
Robert C OBrien
171
Jean Craighead George
173
Paula Fox
179
Virginia Hamilton
183
Susan Cooper Cronyn
188

Rachel Field
25
Elizabeth Coats worth
29
Laura Adams Armer
35
Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
38
Cornelia Meigs
40
Monica Shannon
44
Carol Ryrie Brink
47
Ruth Sawyer
51
Kate Seredy
54
Elizabeth Wright Enright
57
James Daugherty
60
Armstrong Sperry
63
Walter Dumaux Edmonds
66
Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining
69
Esther Forbes
73
Robert Lawson
76
Lois Lenski
80
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey Hill
85
William Pene du Bois
89
Marguerite Henry
93
Marguerite de Angeli
98
Elizabeth Yates McGreal
101
Eleanor Estes
106
Ann Nolan Clark
109
Joseph Quincy Krumgold
113
Meindert Dejong
116
Jean Lee Latham
120
Virginia Sorensen
124
Harold Keith
127
Elizabeth George Speare
130
Scott ODell
133
Madeleine LEngle
137
Emily Cheney Neville
143
Maia Wojciechowska
146
Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
150
Irene Hunt
153
E L Konigsburg
156
Mildred D Taylor
192
Katherine Paterson
195
Ellen Raskin
200
Joan Bios
203
Nancy Willard
207
Cynthia Voigt
212
Beverly Cleary
216
Robin McKinley
220
Patricia MacLachlan
224
Albert Sidney Sid Fleischman
228
Russell Freedman
233
Paul Fleischman
238
Lois Lowry
242
Jerry Spinelli
247
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
252
Cynthia Rylant
259
Sharon Creech Rigg
266
Karen Cushman
270
Karen Hesse
273
Louis Sachar
277
Christopher Paul Curtis
281
Richard Peck
284
Linda Sue Park
288
Chronological Listing of Newbery Medalists
291
Alphabetical Listing of Newbery Medalists
294
Newbery Medalists Who Have Won a Newbery Honor Award
297
Newbery Medalists Who Have Won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
299
Newbery Medalists Who Have Won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal
300
Newbery Medalists Who Have Won the Coretta Scott King Award or a Coretta Scott King Honor Book
301
Newbery Medalists Who Have Won the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award
302
Newbery Medalists Who Have Won the Golden Kite Award
303
Partial Listing of Autobiographies by Newbery Medalists
304
Fun Facts About the Newbery Medalists
306
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
312
Annotated Bibliography
315
AuthorTitle Index
319
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About the author (2003)

KATHLEEN LONG BOSTROM is a freelance author.

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