1978

One at a Time

By David McCord

Original Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Not Available

Children’s Literature Finalists That Year:

  • Betty Sue Cummings for Hew Against the Grain 
  • Ilse Koehn for Mischling, Second Degree
  • David McCord for One at a Time
  • William Steig for Caleb & Kate

Children’s Literature Winner That Year: Judith and Herbert Kohl for The View from the Oak

Judges That Year: Charlotte Blount, Milton Meltzer, Elizabeth Gray Vining

The Year in Literature: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: 

  • McCord was also a Finalist in 1976 for The Star in the Pail.
  • In McCord’s long career he wrote and edited more than forty books of poetry and prose. In a 1964 article for The New York Times McCord said of writing poetry for children: “Whatever may be said about this small but graceful art, three things should be remembered: good poems for children are never trivial; they are never written without the characteristic chills and fever of a dedicated man at work; they must never bear the stigma of I am adult, you are a child.''

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