1970

The Young United States, 1783-1830

By Edwin Tunis

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

Reading Level: Not Available

Children’s Books Finalists That Year:

  • Vera and Bill Cleaver for Where the Lilies Bloom
  •  Edna Mitchell Preston for Pop Corn and Ma Goodness
  • William Steig for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
  • Edwin Tunis for The Young United States, 1783-1830

Children’s Books Winner That Year: Isaac Bashevis Singer for A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing up in Warsaw

Judges That Year: Barbara Bader, Frank Jennings, William Jay Smith

The Year in Literature: Sounder by William H. Armstrong won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: Tunis started out as an illustrator for advertisements before turning to murals, which eventually led to writing and illustrating children’s books. Tunis won a Newbery Medal in 1962 for Frontier Living.

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