1983 - Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback)

Tiger Eyes

By Judy Blume

Original Publisher: Bradbury Press
Current & Digital Publisher: Delacorte Press

Reading Level: Ages 12 & Up

Chelsey Philpot writes:

Six-Word Memoirs for the Characters

Martin “Wolf” Ortiz
I saved her. She rescued me.

Davis “Davey” Wexler
Tiger Eyes, but a human heart.

Gwen Wexler
I fell apart. Didn’t mean to.

Jason Wexler
I miss him, but don’t cry.

Adam Wexler
Father. Husband. Brother. Gone too soon.

Uncle Walter & Aunt Bitsy
Follow the rules. Safety in fear.

Jane Albertson
I drink when it’s too much.

Chelsey Philpot is a book reviews editor at School Library Journal. Her debut YA novel will be published by HarperCollins.


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

  • Judy Blume for Tiger Eyes
  • Sue Ellen Bridgers for Notes for Another Life
  • Lois Lowry for Anastasia Again!

Children’s Books, Fiction (Paperback) Winners That Year:

  • Paula Fox for A Place Apart
  • Joyce Carol Thomas for Marked by Fire

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: Judy Blume is one of the most successful YA authors to date. Her books have sold over 80 million copies and been translated into 31 languages, and many of them have been turned into award winning films. In 2004, she was awarded the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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