1983 - Children’s Books, Nonfiction

Lobo of the Tasaday

By John Nance

Original Publisher: Pantheon
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Not Available

Children’s Books, Nonfiction Finalists That Year:

  • Linda Grant De Pauw for Seafaring Women
  • Patricia Lauber for Journey to the Planets
  • John Nance for Lobo of the Tasaday
  • Judith St. George for The Brooklyn Bridge

Children’s Books, Nonfiction Winner That Year: James Cross Giblin for Chimney Sweeps

Judges That Year: Not Available

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

More Information: John Nance spent forty years photographing and writing about the Tasaday, a group of cave-dwelling people discovered living in the Philippine rainforest in 1971. He authored five books and established Friends of the Tasaday, a foundation that helped preserve their rainforest home, provided them with education and health care, and taught them sustainable agriculture.

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