o Born in Hawaii (1937)
o Middle child
o Liked to be alone
o Wanted to be a writer from about 8 or 9 years old
o Moved a lot due to father being in military
o Brown University in Rhode Island for a two years
o Married young to a Naval Officer
o Four children (2 sons and 2 daughters)
o Four grandchildren (3 boys and a girl)
o Got her degree at University of Southern Maine
o Began writing after graduate school
o Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts
o Has a Tibetan terrier named Bandit.
o Owns a farmhouse in Maine that was built in 1768
o Books are varied in content in style
o Books carry a general theme of importance of human connections
Selected Listing of Books
o Number the Stars. Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers August 1990, 1990 Newberry Medal winner
o The Giver.
Random House Books for Young Readers, September 2002, 1994 Newberry Medal winner
o Gathering Blue. Random House Books for Young Readers, September 2002.
o Messenger. Houghton Mifflin Company April 2004.
The Anastasia Series- (not a complete listing)
o Anastasia Krupnik. Walter Lorraine Books, July 1979.
o Anastasia Again! Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, August 1982.
o Anastasia at Your Service. Houghton Mifflin Company, July 1982.
o Anastasia Ask Your Analyst. Houghton Mifflin Company, February 1984.
The Sam Krupnik Series-
o All About Sam. Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, October 1992.
o Attaboy, Sam! Random House Children's Books, June 1993.
o See You Around, Sam! Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, April 1998.
o Zooman Sam. Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, March 2001.
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