1983 - Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover)

The Kestrel

By Lloyd Alexander

Original Publisher: Dutton
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up

Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:

  • Lloyd Alexander for The Kestrel
  • Edward Fenton for The Refugee Summer
  • Virginia Hamilton for Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
  • Zibby Oneal for A Formal Feeling

Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Jean Fritz for Homesick: My Own Story

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: Alexander won the National Book Award for Children’s Books twice: in 1971 for The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian and in 1982 for Westmark. He was a Finalist in 1969 for the hardcover edition of The High King, in 1979 for The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, in 1981 for the paperback edition of The High King, and in 1982 for The Wizard in the Tree.

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