1976

Bert Breen’s Barn

By Walter D. Edmonds

Original Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Current Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 3 & Up

Children’s Literature Finalists That Year:

  • Eleanor Cameron for To the Green Mountains
  • Norma Farber for As I Was Crossing Boston Common
  • Isabelle Holland for Of Love and Death and Other Journeys
  • David McCord for The Star in the Pail
  • Nicholasa Mohr for El Bronx Remembered
  • Brenda Scott Wilkinson for Ludell

Children’s Literature Winner That Year: Walter D. Edmonds for Bert Breen’s Barn

Judges That Year: Paula Fox, Ethel Heins, William Jay Smith

The Year in Literature:  The Grey King by Susan Cooper won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: Edmonds is perhaps best known for his 1936 book Drums Along the Mohawk, which was on the bestseller list for over two years. In 1939 it was also turned into a successful film directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert.

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