Queen of Hearts
By Vera and Bill Cleaver
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott & Company
Current Publisher: Out of Print
Digital Publisher: Not Available
Reading Level: Not Available
Children’s Literature Finalists That Year:
- Lloyd Alexander for The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha
- Vera and Bill Cleaver for Queen of Hearts
- Sid Fleischman for Humbug Mountain
- Paula Fox for The Little Swineherd and Other Tales
Children’s Literature Winner That Year: Katherine Paterson for The Great Gilly Hopkins
Judges That Year: Eleanor Cameron, Robert Coles, Priscilla Moxom
The Year in Literature: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin won the Newbery Medal.
- The Cleavers met when Bill was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Together they wrote more than a dozen children’s books until Bill’s death in 1981. Vera has continued to write children’s books on her own.
- The Cleavers were also Finalists in 1970 for Where the Lilies Bloom, in 1971 for Grover, and in 1974 for The Whys and Wherefores of Littabelle Lee.
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