Words by Heart
By Ouida Sebestyen
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Current Publisher: Yearling (Random House)
Digital Publisher: Not Available
Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up
Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback) Finalists That Year:
- Lloyd Alexander for The Wizard in the Tree
- Katherine Paterson for Jacob Have I Loved
- Katherine Paterson for The Master Puppeteer
Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback) Winner That Year: Ouida Sebestyen, Words by Heart
Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.
- Sebestyen was a Finalist for Children’s Books in 1980 for the hardcover edition of Words by Heart and in 1981 for Far From Home.
- Though Sebestyen was a lifelong writer, she did not publish her first book, Words by Heart, until she was fifty-five.
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