1983 - Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback)

A Swinger of Birches: Poems of Robert Frost for Young People

Illustrator: Peter Koeppen

Current Publisher: Stemmer House
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

  • Steven Kellogg for Pinkerton, Behave!
  • Peter Koeppen, ill. for A Swinger of Birches: Poems of Robert Frost for Young People
  • Edward Marshall for Space Case; Ellen Shire for The Bungling Ballerinas

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Winner That Year: Mary Ann Hoberman; Betty Fraser, ill. for A House Is a House for Me

Judges That Year: Not Available

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

More Information: A Swinger of Birches was the first book in which Peter Koeppen’s illustrations were featured.

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