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Marion Dane Bauer

Author of On My Honor

132+ Works 16,473 Members 389 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Marion Dane Bauer was born in Oglesby, Illinois. She attended community college first, in her home town, and then went to the University of Missouri when she was a junior to study journalism. She quickly realized that journalism was not for her and changed her focus to the humanities and a degree show more in English literature. She switched one last time to focus on teaching english, which she did when she graduated college. After her children were born, Bauer decided to try her hand at writing. She started out with a children's picture book, but discovered that youg adult novels were more to her taste. After making a career out of writing, Bauer became the first Faculty Chair at Vermont College for the only Master of Fine Arts in Writing program devoted exclusively to writing for children and young adults. Bauer is the author of more than forty books for young people. She has won many awards, including a Jane Addams Peace Association Award for her novel Rain of Fire and an American Library Association Newbery Honor Award for On My Honor and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for the body of her work. Her picture book My Mother is Mine was a New York Times bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Marion Dane Bauer

On My Honor (1987) 2,521 copies, 44 reviews
Snow (2003) 1,146 copies, 8 reviews
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (1994) — Editor — 813 copies, 19 reviews
Rain (2004) 796 copies, 4 reviews
Clouds (2004) 750 copies, 3 reviews
Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book (2003) 658 copies, 13 reviews
Wind (2003) 573 copies, 3 reviews
Runt (2002) 567 copies, 7 reviews
Martin Luther King, Jr. (My First Biography) (2009) 464 copies, 12 reviews
How Do I Love You? (2008) 428 copies, 3 reviews
If You Were Born a Kitten (1997) — Author — 328 copies, 9 reviews
A Bear Named Trouble (2005) 307 copies, 8 reviews
A Mama for Owen (2007) 299 copies, 12 reviews
Little Dog, Lost (2013) 289 copies, 5 reviews
The Stuff of Stars (2018) 271 copies, 46 reviews
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb (2011) 250 copies, 5 reviews
The Blue Ghost (2005) 224 copies, 6 reviews
The Christmas Baby (2009) 215 copies, 3 reviews
The Statue of Liberty (2007) 196 copies, 5 reviews
One Brown Bunny (2009) 193 copies, 5 reviews
My Mother Is Mine (2001) 186 copies, 2 reviews
A Taste of Smoke (1993) 168 copies, 3 reviews
Christopher Columbus (My First Biography) (2010) 150 copies, 10 reviews
Winter Dance (2017) 149 copies, 4 reviews
Thank You for Me! (2010) 136 copies, 20 reviews
The Very Best Daddy of All (2004) 136 copies, 5 reviews
The Double-Digit Club (2004) 135 copies, 1 review
Sleep, Little One, Sleep (1999) 124 copies, 1 review
Little Cat's Luck (2016) 118 copies, 13 reviews
A Question of Trust (1994) 112 copies, 1 review
Harriet Tubman (2010) 109 copies, 13 reviews
Love Song for a Baby (2002) 108 copies, 3 reviews
The Very Little Princess: Zoey's Story (2010) 96 copies, 5 reviews
Abraham Lincoln (2012) 94 copies, 5 reviews
Ghost Eye (1992) 80 copies, 1 review
The Longest Night (2009) 79 copies, 7 reviews
Face to Face (1991) 70 copies
Some Babies Are Wild (2008) 68 copies, 1 review
Why Do Kittens Purr? (2003) 63 copies, 3 reviews
Benjamin Franklin (My First Biography) (2011) 61 copies, 5 reviews
The Secret of the Painted House (2007) 54 copies, 5 reviews
Dinosaur Thunder (2012) 53 copies, 2 reviews
Baby Bear Discovers the World (2006) 52 copies, 1 review
The Green Ghost (2008) 52 copies, 3 reviews
If Frogs Made the Weather (2005) 51 copies, 2 reviews
Touch the Moon (1987) 50 copies, 1 review
Sun (Weather Ready-to-Reads) (2016) 50 copies, 1 review
The Red Ghost (2008) 49 copies, 4 reviews
Turtle Dreams (1997) 45 copies
Halloween Forest (2012) 44 copies, 5 reviews
The Cutest Critter (2010) 43 copies, 1 review
Crinkle, Crackle, Crack: It's Spring! (2015) 37 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Ghost (2011) 37 copies, 1 review
Sunshine (2021) 36 copies, 11 reviews
An Early Winter (1999) 36 copies, 1 review
Shelter from the Wind (1976) 32 copies, 2 reviews
Killing Miss Kitty and Other Sins (2007) 31 copies, 2 reviews
If You Had a Nose Like an Elephant's Trunk (2001) 27 copies, 1 review
We, the Curious Ones (2023) 27 copies
Christmas Lights (2006) 23 copies
Rose's story (2011) 21 copies, 2 reviews
Like Mother, Like Daughter (1985) 21 copies, 2 reviews
Rain of fire (1983) 21 copies, 2 reviews
The Appalachian Trail (Wonders of America) (2020) 11 copies, 1 review
Jason's Bears (2000) 11 copies, 1 review
Tangled Butterfly (1980) 10 copies, 1 review
Grandmother's Song (2000) 9 copies
Foster Child (1978) 9 copies, 2 reviews
The Kissing Monster (2002) 7 copies
Moon (2021) 5 copies
A Mama for Owen [Short film] (2013) — Author & Narrrator — 2 copies
Easter Is Coming (2005) 2 copies
La danse d'hiver (2019) 2 copies
Rainbow 1 copy
Ruth 1 copy
Wenn es Winter wird im Wald (2020) 1 copy, 1 review
Zutritt erst ab zehn (2007) 1 copy
Bluf 1 copy

Associated Works

Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (2003) — Contributor — 313 copies, 4 reviews
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contributor — 266 copies, 5 reviews
13 Scary Ghost Stories (2000) — Contributor — 131 copies
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Contributor — 49 copies, 1 review
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (1993) — Contributor — 29 copies, 2 reviews
Funny You Should Ask (1992) — Contributor — 18 copies

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When her great-grandmother is placed in a nursing home, a twelve-year-old is sent to a foster home where the fanatically religious father presses his attentions on her.
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LynneQuan | 1 other review | Jul 15, 2024 |
3 3/4 Stars. This is one of those collections of which it is very difficult to let go. Finishing this book was like saying goodbye to a dear friend. I never expected that a collection of LGBT stories published almost a decade ago could still ring so true today. Even with the differences between now and then, this book still manages to be extremely relevant. The authors in this collection did a beautiful job of showing that no person is one label, one descriptor, one identity. We are all a collection of intersections. I am so grateful that someone suggested this book to me, and I will forever hold it in a special place of my heart.… (more)
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AngelReadsThings | 18 other reviews | May 23, 2024 |
This book does a great job explaining the Big Bang Theory. This book had really detailed pictures with little words, that easily describe for kids to understand. Each page of the book talks about the next step in the BBT belief. This book is great for primary students.
 
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aubreysmithh222 | 45 other reviews | Apr 8, 2024 |
From Kirkus: "The stories of the births of the universe, the planet Earth, and a human child are told in this picture book . . . It’s a stunning achievement to present to readers the factual events that created the birth of the universe, the planet Earth, and life on Earth with such an expressive, powerful creativity of words paired with illustrations so evocative of the awe and magic of the cosmos. But then the story goes one brilliant step further and gives the birth of a child the same beginning, the same sense of magic, the same miracle."… (more)
 
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Works
132
Also by
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Members
16,473
Popularity
#1,378
Rating
3.8
Reviews
389
ISBNs
627
Languages
5
Favorited
2

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