Blos, Joan W.

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Dates:
Birth 1928-12-09

Biographical notes:

Author of children's books, best known for her novel "A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32," which won the 1980 American Library Association's Newbery Medal; and several other works of historical fiction as well as picture books for younger readers.

From the description of Joan Blos archive, 1971-2007. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 704434144

American author of children's and young adult books.

From the description of Just think : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423166

From the description of A gathering of days : a New England girl's journal, 1830-1832 : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423168

From the description of Brothers of the heart : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62435729

From the description of Old Henry : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423167

From the description of "It's spring," she said : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731390

From the description of Lottie's circus : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731391

From the description of Martin's hats : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684717

American author of children's and young adult books; Newbery Award winner in 1980.

From the description of Papers, 1964-1989. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62435728

Joan Winsor Blos was born December 9, 1928 in New York City. She earned a B.A. from Vassar College (1949) and her M.A. from City College, New York (1956). Blos began writing children's book in the early 1960s. A trip to New Hampshire led to an interest in the early history of the state and New England region and would lead to the writing of A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 which won the 1980 Newbery Award and the American Book Award for Children's fiction.

Blos has continued to write both young adult fiction and picture books. Primarily known for her historical fiction, Blos is highly regarded in the genre for her accuracy, period detail, realism and for bringing to life for young readers an often overlooked period in American history.

From the guide to the Joan Blos papers, 1965-1988, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Subjects:

  • Cats--Fiction
  • Gold mines and mining--History--19th century--Juvenile fiction
  • City and town life--Juvenile fiction
  • Imagination--Fiction
  • Picture books--Juvenile literature
  • Hats--Fiction
  • Indians of North America--Juvenile fiction
  • Picture books
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Juvenile fiction
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Mexican Americans--Juvenile fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Michigan--Fiction
  • Circus--Fiction
  • Children's poetry, American
  • People with disabilities--Juvenile fiction
  • Families--Juvenile fiction
  • Spring--Fiction
  • Imagination--Juvenile fiction
  • Farm life--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Neighborliness--Juvenile fiction
  • Ottawa Indians--Juvenile fiction
  • Cats--Juvenile fiction
  • Play--Juvenile fiction
  • Authors and publishers
  • Bedtime--Juvenile fiction
  • City and town life--Fiction
  • Neighborliness--Fiction
  • Diaries--Fiction
  • Play--Fiction
  • Children's literature, American
  • Diaries--Juvenile fiction
  • Hats--Juvenile fiction
  • People with disabilities--Fiction
  • Indians of North America--Fiction
  • Circus--Juvenile fiction
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Spring--Juvenile fiction
  • Ottawa Indians--Fiction

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  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Hampshire (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • New Hampshire (as recorded)