Tag Archives: Newberry Honor Book

The Light at Tern Rock by Julia L. Sauer (1951)

Julia L. Sauer, a librarian living in Rochester, NY,  wrote three children’s novels.  Amazingly two of them were named Newbery Honor Books.  That’s impressive!  Her first winner was Fog Magic that I wrote about last week.  Her 2nd novel was … Continue reading

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Fog Magic by Julia L. Sauer (1943)

Fog Magic was a Newbery Honor book in 1944, and is counted by many as their favorite book from childhood.  Fantasy, imagination, history, and even a tiny bit of innocent romance — this book has it all.  It is sometimes … Continue reading

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The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong (1956)

  In 1937, as things are heating up in Europe, Japan invades China and starts the 2nd Sino-Japanese War.  Tien Pao, his parents and baby sister flee in a small abandoned boat as the Japanese burn their small Chinese village … Continue reading

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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (1990)

Charlotte is a proper teenage English girl in 1832, traveling by ship from Liverpool, England to Providence, Rhode Island to join her family.  Shockingly she finds upon arriving at the dock that not only are her adult chaperones unable to … Continue reading

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