1973

Trolls

By Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Original Publisher: Doubleday
Current Publisher: New York Review Children’s Collection
Digital Publisher: Not Available

Reading Level: Ages 5 & Up

Children’s Books Finalists That Year:

  • Betsy Byars for The House of Wings
  • Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire for Trolls
  • Jean Craighead George for Julie of the Wolves
  • Betty Jean Lifton and Thomas C. Fox for Children of Vietnam
  • Georgess McHargue for The Impossible People
  • Zilpha Keatley Snyder for The Witches of Worm
  • William Steig for Dominic

Children’s Books Winner That Year: Ursula K. Le Guin for The Farthest Shore

Judges That Year: Augusta Baker, Ian McDermott, Barbara Wersba

The Year in Literature: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George won the Newbery Medal.

More Information:

  • Trolls was also a New York Times Book Review Outstanding Book in 1972.
  • The d’Aulaires originally met in Munich where Edgar was in art school studying under Henri Matisse. Both accomplished painters and artists in their own right, they began to write and illustrate children’s books in 1931 and collaborated on over twenty-five children’s books until their deaths in the 1980s.   

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