1974

 The Court of the Stone Children

By Eleanor Cameron

Original Publisher: Dutton
Current Publisher: Puffin
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

Children’s Books Finalists That Year:

  • Alice Childress for A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich
  • Vera and Bill Cleaver for The Whys and Wherefores of Littabelle Lee
  • Julia Cunningham for The Treasure is the Rose
  • Bette Greene for Summer of My German Soldier
  • Kristin Hunter for Guests in the Promised Land
  • E.L. Konigsburg for A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
  • Norma Fox Mazer for A Figure of Speech
  • F.N. Monjo for Poor Richard in France
  • Harve Zemach for Duffy and the Devil

Children’s Books Winner That Year: Eleanor Cameron for The Court of the Stone Children

Judges That Year: Clifton Fadiman, Nancy Larrick, George A. Woods

The Year in Literature: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox won the Newbery Medal.

More Information:

  • Cameron was also a Finalist in 1976 for To the Green Mountains.
  • According to the Los Angeles Times, Cameron didn't start writing for children until her two sons begged her to write “space stories with magic in them.”
  • Since 1992, the Golden Duck Awards have presented the Eleanor Cameron Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction to the author of an English-language novel written for middle-grade readers.

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