1983 - Children’s Books, Picture Books (Hardcover)

When I Was Young in the Mountains

By Cynthia Rylant

Illustrator: Diane Goode

Original Publisher: Dutton
Current Publisher: Puffin
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 5 & Up

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

  • Marcia Brown for Shadow
  • Karla Kuskin; Marc Simont, ill. for The Philharmonic Gets Dressed
  • Cynthia Rylant; Diane Goode, ill. For When I Was Young in the Mountains

Children’s Books, Picture Books (Hardcover) Winners That Year:

  • Barbara Cooney for Miss Rumphius
  • William Steig for Doctor De Soto

Judges That Year: Not Available

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

More Information: When I Was Young in the Mountains was Rylant’s first book, and she has since written over 100 books for children in both English and Spanish. She is the recipient of both the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

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