1980 - Children’s Books (Hardcover)

Throwing Shadows

By E.L. Konigsburg

Current & Digital Publisher: Atheneum (Simon & Schuster)

Reading Level: Ages 8 & Up

Children’s Books (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:

  • David Kherdian for The Road from Home
  • E.L. Konigsburg for Throwing Shadows
  • Ouida Sebestyen for Words by Heart

Children’s Books (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Joan W. Blos for A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal

Judges That Year: Not Available

The Year in Literature: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 by Joan W. Blos won the Newbery Medal.

More Information: 

  • Konigsburg was also a Finalist in 1974 for A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver.
  • Konigsburg is one of a handful of authors who has won the Newbery Medal, once in 1968 for From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and once in 1997 for The View from Saturday.

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