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Encyclopedia > Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech (born July 29, 1945) is an American children's author. Her books include Walk Two Moons (1994), which received the 1995 Newbery Medal; The Wanderer (2000), a 2001 Newbery Honor book; and Ruby Holler, which received the 2002 Carnegie Medal. In 2007 Heartbeat (2004) was a finalist in the Junior Division (4th to 6th grades) of the Young Reader's Choice Awards, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association. Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... July 29 is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech and published in 1994 which won the 1995 Newbery Medal. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... The Newbery Honor is a citation given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA). ... Ruby Holler is a 2002 childrens novel by American writer Sharon Creech. ... The Carnegie Medal in Literature was established in the UK in 1936 in honour of Scottish philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. ... Heartbeat book cover Heartbeat is a 2004 childrens book by Sharon Creech, published by Bloomsbury. ...


Creech was born in South Euclid, Ohio. She has three brothers and one sister, upon whom she based the characters in Absolutely Normal Chaos. Every year her family would visit Quincy, Kentucky, the inspiration for the town of Bybanks, which appeared in Chasing Redbird, Bloomability, Walk Two Moons, and (by reference) The Wanderer. Her grandmother plays a part in Granny Torrelli Makes Soup. She received a BA from Hiram College and a MA from George Mason University. In 1979, she moved to England. In addition to being a writer, Creech has taught English and writing at high school and boarding school. She drew the setting of Bloomability from her experiences in Switzerland. She is married to Lyle Riggs, headmaster of The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, with whom she has two children. South Euclid (a suburb in the Greater Cleveland area) is a city located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. ... Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a large public university in the United States. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 967 AD  Area  -  Total 130,395 km²  50,346 sq mi  Population  -  2006 estimate... The Pennington School (also called Pennington or TPS) is a private co-educational independent boarding school enrolling approximately 445 day and boarding students in grades 6 through 12. ... Pennington highlighted in Mercer County. ...


Books

Absolutely Normal Chaos is a book published in 1990 by the Newbery Medal Winning (for Walk Two Moons) Sharon Creech. ... Walk Two Moons is a novel written by Sharon Creech and published in 1994 which won the 1995 Newbery Medal. ... Chasing Redbird is a book by Sharon Creech published in 1997, which is somewhat of a companion to the 1995 Newbery Medal-winning Walk Two Moons. ... Bloomability is a book written by Sharon Creech about a young girl who lives with her semi-nomadic family in the modern day United States of America. ... Ruby Holler is a 2002 childrens novel by American writer Sharon Creech. ... Heartbeat book cover Heartbeat is a 2004 childrens book by Sharon Creech, published by Bloomsbury. ...

References

  • A Brief Biography of Sharon Creech
  • Sharon Creech's official site
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NAME Creech, Sharon
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Children's writer
DATE OF BIRTH July 29, 1945
PLACE OF BIRTH South Euclid, Ohio
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Sharon Creech (222 words)
Sharon Creech was born in a suburb of Cleveland called South Euclid, Ohio.
When Sharon was younger, she took some trips to Michigan, Wisconsin, and once they went to Idaho.
Sharon Creech is married to Lyle Rigg and lives in New Jersey.
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