A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
By E.L. Konigsburg
Current & Digital Publisher: Atheneum (Simon & Schuster)
Reading Level: Ages 10 & Up
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.
- Konigsburg was also a Finalist for Children’s Books in 1980 for Throwing Shadows.
- Konigsburg is one of a handful of authors who have won the Newbery Medal twice. She first won in 1968 for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and then won again in 1997 for The View from Saturday.
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