1976

Of Love and Death and Other Journeys

By Isabelle Holland

Original Publisher: J.B. Lippincott & Company
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Not Available

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: Holland’s 1972 book The Man Without a Face was made into a movie in 1993 directed by and starring Mel Gibson. The film was controversial because it cut out the implied sexual contact and attraction between the lead characters, Justin McLeod and Chuck Norstadt.

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