1974

The Treasure is the Rose

By Julia Cunningham

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

Reading Level: Not Available

Children’s Books Finalists That Year:

  • Alice Childress for A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich
  • Vera and Bill Cleaver for The Whys and Wherefores of Littabelle Lee
  • Julia Cunningham for The Treasure is the Rose
  • Bette Greene for Summer of My German Soldier
  • Kristin Hunter for Guests in the Promised Land
  • E.L. Konigsburg for A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
  • Norma Fox Mazer for A Figure of Speech
  • F.N. Monjo for Poor Richard in France
  • Harve Zemach for Duffy and the Devil

Children’s Books Winner That Year: Eleanor Cameron for The Court of the Stone Children

Judges That Year: Clifton Fadiman, Nancy Larrick, George A. Woods

The Year in Literature: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox won the Newbery Medal.

More Information:

  • Julia Cunningham died at the age of ninety-one on February 27, 2008. The following is an excerpt from her obituary in the Santa Barbara Independent: "Julia Cunningham gave an uncommon attention to her friends, her family, and to her characters, whom she loved and grieved when the writing was over―that attention, which she saw as foundational for writing, "to everything that passes, that happens, that makes for terror, joy, sorrow, humor that same kind of intense attention that a very young child gives to whatever is suddenly new."

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