Words by Heart
By Ouida Sebestyen
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Current Publisher: Yearling (Random House)
Digital Publisher: Not Available
Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up
Children’s Books (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:
- David Kherdian for The Road from Home
- E.L. Konigsburg for Throwing Shadows
- Ouida Sebestyen for Words by Heart
Children’s Books (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Joan W. Blos for A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal
Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 by Joan W. Blos won the Newbery Medal.
- Sebestyen won the National Book Award for Children’s Books in 1982 for the paperback edition of Words by Heart. She was also a Finalist in 1981 for Far From Home. She
- Though Sebestyen was a lifelong writer, she did not publish her first book, Words by Heart, until she was fifty-five.
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