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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 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) — biography from On My Honor… (more)
On My Honor 2,274 copies, 43 reviews
Snow 934 copies, 8 reviews
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (Editor) 778 copies, 18 reviews
Rain 684 copies, 4 reviews
Clouds 642 copies, 4 reviews
Runt 520 copies, 7 reviews
Wind 501 copies, 3 reviews
How Do I Love You? 366 copies, 3 reviews
If You Were Born a Kitten (Author) 295 copies, 9 reviews
A Mama for Owen 286 copies, 12 reviews
A Bear Named Trouble 275 copies, 8 reviews
Little Dog, Lost 256 copies, 5 reviews
The Stuff of Stars 216 copies, 42 reviews
The Blue Ghost 214 copies, 6 reviews
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb 204 copies, 5 reviews
The Christmas Baby 179 copies, 3 reviews
The Statue of Liberty 176 copies, 5 reviews
My Mother Is Mine 173 copies, 2 reviews
One Brown Bunny 163 copies, 5 reviews
A Taste of Smoke 159 copies, 3 reviews
The Very Best Daddy of All 122 copies, 5 reviews
The Double-Digit Club 121 copies, 1 review
Winter Dance 121 copies, 4 reviews
Thank You for Me! 115 copies, 20 reviews
Sleep, Little One, Sleep 112 copies, 1 review
Little Cat's Luck 108 copies, 13 reviews
Love Song for a Baby 104 copies, 3 reviews
Harriet Tubman 101 copies, 13 reviews
A Question of Trust 98 copies, 1 review
Abraham Lincoln 78 copies, 5 reviews
The Longest Night 71 copies, 7 reviews
Face to Face 68 copies
Ghost Eye 68 copies, 1 review
Why Do Kittens Purr? 60 copies, 3 reviews
The Secret of the Painted House 53 copies, 5 reviews
If Frogs Made the Weather 51 copies, 2 reviews
Dinosaur Thunder 48 copies, 2 reviews
The Red Ghost 47 copies, 4 reviews
Touch the Moon 46 copies, 1 review
The Green Ghost 46 copies, 3 reviews
Turtle Dreams 42 copies
Halloween Forest 41 copies, 5 reviews
The Cutest Critter 39 copies, 1 review
Sun (Weather Ready-to-Reads) 39 copies, 1 review
The Golden Ghost 35 copies, 1 review
An Early Winter 33 copies
Sunshine 30 copies, 11 reviews
Shelter from the Wind 30 copies, 2 reviews
Rose's story 21 copies, 2 reviews
Rain of fire 21 copies, 2 reviews
Like Mother, Like Daughter 21 copies, 2 reviews
Jason's Bears 11 copies, 1 review
Tangled Butterfly 10 copies, 1 review
Foster Child 8 copies, 1 review
Moon 3 copies
A Mama for Owen [Short film] (Author & Narrrator) 2 copies
Bluf 1 copy
Ruth 1 copy
Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (Contributor) 287 copies, 4 reviews
13 Scary Ghost Stories (Contributor) 124 copies
911: The Book of Help (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 27 copies, 2 reviews
Funny You Should Ask (Contributor) 18 copies

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