By Eleanor Cameron
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.
- 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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