By Patricia Clapp

Original Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Out of Print

Children’s Literature Finalists That Year:

  • Lloyd Alexander for The High King
  • Patricia Clapp for Constance
  • Esther Hautzig for The Endless Steppe
  • Milton Meltzer for Langston Hughes

Children’s Literature Winner That Year: Meindert DeJong for Journey from Peppermint Street

Judges That Year: John Ciardi, Virginia Haviland, Zena Sutherland

The Year in Literature: The High King by Lloyd Alexander won the Newbery Medal. 

More Information: Constance was Patricia Clapp’s first novel. Describing herself primarily as “a theater person,” Clapp wrote and directed children’s plays for her community theater for over forty years.

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