1982 - Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback)

The Fledgling

Author and Illustrator: Jane Langton

Original Publisher: Harper & Row
Current Publisher: HarperCollins
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up

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Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Finalists That Year:

  • Muriel Feelings; Tom Feelings, ill. for Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book
  • Jane Langton for The Fledgling
  • Alice and Martin Provensen, ill. for A Peaceable Kingdom: The Shaker Abcedarius
  • William Sleator; Blair Lent, ill. for The Angry Moon
  • Rosemary Wells for Stanley and Rhoda

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Paperback) Winner That Year: Peter Spier for Noah's Ark

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: The Fledgling is number four in the eight novel Hall Family Chronicles. Langton wrote the first book in the series in 1962 and the last in 2008.

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