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Joan Blos

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Name  Joan Blos
Role  Writer
Education  Vassar College

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Awards  John Newbery Medal, National Book Award for Children's Books (Hardcover)
Books  A Gathering of Days, Old Henry, Nellie Bly's Monkey: His Rema, Brooklyn Doesn't Rhyme, Brothers of the Heart: A Story of
Similar People  Stephen Gammell, Catherine Stock, John Newbery

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Joan Winsor Blos (born December 9, 1928) is an American writer, teacher and advocate for children's literacy.


For her 1979 historical novel, A Gathering of Days, Blos won the U.S. National Book Award in category Children's Books and the Newbery Medal for the year's most distinguished contribution to American children's literature.

She was born in New York City. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


  • 1971 Just Think (with Betty Miles)
  • 1979 A Gathering of Days; A New England Girl's Journal, 1830–32
  • 1984 Martin's Hats
  • 1985 Brothers of the Heart: A Story of the Old Northwest, 1837–1838
  • 1988 Old Henry
  • 1989 The Grandpa Days
  • 1989 Lottie's Circus
  • 1991 The Heroine of the Titanic: A Tale Both True and Otherwise of the Life of Molly Brown
  • 1992 A Seed a Flower a Minute, an Hour
  • 1994 Brooklyn Doesn't Rhyme
  • 1995 The Hungry Little Boy
  • 1996 Nellie Bly's Monkey: His Remarkable Story in His Own Words
  • 1997 One Very Best Valentine's Day
  • 1998 Bedtime!
  • 1999 Hello, Shoes!
  • 2007 Letters From the Corrugated Castle
  • References

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