Blos, Joan W.

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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])

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf McCully, Emily Arnold. The grandpa days : production material, 1989. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. Papers of the Melcher family [manuscript] 1785-1987. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. A gathering of days : a New England girl's journal, 1830-1832 : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. Joan Blos archive, 1971-2007. University of Michigan
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. Lottie's circus : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. "It's spring," she said : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. Martin's hats : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. Old Henry : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. Brothers of the heart : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Joan Blos papers, 1965-1988 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. Just think : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005, 1960-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf McCully, Emily Arnold. One very best Valentine's Day : production material, 1990. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blos, Joan W. Papers, 1964-1989. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Bly, Nellie, 1864-1922 person
associatedWith Brown, Margaret Tobin, 1867-1932 person
associatedWith Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952 person
associatedWith McCully, Emily Arnold. person
associatedWith Titanic (Steamship) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services. corporateBody
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Michigan
Michigan
New York (State)--New York
United States
New Hampshire
California
New Hampshire
Subject
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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Birth 1928-12-09

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