THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC

Winner of The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award and The California Young Readers Medal.

Ten year old William can’t wait to play with the mysterious castle his housekeeper, Mrs. Phillips, has given him. For years she has been telling him about the old stone and wood model with its drawbridge, moat and the finger-high knight to Read More…

THE BATTLE FOR THE CASTLE

A Sequel to THE CASTLE IN THE ATTIC

When William turns twelve, he wonders if Jason is still his best friend. In the past year, Jason has grown a foot while William is still a shrimp. When Jason challenges William to “jump the trains,” William is terrified. How else can he prove himself to Jason? Read More…

THE RED-HOT RATTOONS

Here they are, my five tap dancing rats who tiptoed out of the pages of DUMPY LA RUE (thanks to my amazing illustrator, Betsy Lewin) and marched right into a comic fantasy novel of their own. Their names are Benny, Fletcher, Ella, Woody and Monk and as the Rattoons, a jazz and tap group, they Read More…

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Winslow Press, 2001 In the early 1930’s, the Great Depression touched every corner of the country. One quarter of the workers in America didn’t have jobs. Banks in thirty-eight states had closed their doors, and many others were about to collapse.

Imagine a girl named Emma Bartoletti who lived in a Massachusetts mill town. Imagine Read More…

MIRANDA IN THE MIDDLE

Holiday House, 1980 Bantam, 1982 Junior Literary Guild, 1980 Viking Puffin, 1990 In the midst of several confusing situations, Miranda must learn to be honest with herself and those around her. “A delightful book with warmth and humor.” – Children’s Book Review Service

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MARATHON MIRANDA

Holiday House, 1979, Bantam, 1981 Viking Puffin,1990 Miranda, inspired by an enthusiastic jogger named Phoebe, builds her health and her confidence. “…sensitively developed story…” – Booklist

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WALKING AWAY

Illustrated by Noelle Massena, Harper and Row, 1973 Dell paperback, 1977 Emily and her grandfather have a special bond that is tested one summer when her best friend, Nina, comes to visit. “…… a muted, moving view of age, death, change and incomparability.” -Kirkus Review

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