1983 - Children’s Books, Fiction (Hardcover)

The Refugee Summer

By Edward Fenton

Original Publisher: Delacorte Press
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Not Available

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: From 1963 until his death in 1996 Edward Fenton lived in Greece where he taught Greek and was a child psychologist. He used these experiences as inspiration for The Refugee Summer, an novel about a young boy living in Greece during the Greek invasion of Asia Minor in World War I.

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