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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)
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On My Honor 2,077 copies, 42 reviews
Am I Blue? Coming Out from the Silence (Editor) 760 copies, 18 reviews
Snow 712 copies, 8 reviews
Clouds 520 copies, 4 reviews
Rain 490 copies, 4 reviews
Runt 477 copies, 6 reviews
Wind 402 copies, 3 reviews
How Do I Love You? 305 copies, 3 reviews
If You Were Born a Kitten (Author) 276 copies, 9 reviews
A Mama for Owen 266 copies, 12 reviews
A Bear Named Trouble 235 copies, 8 reviews
Little Dog, Lost 202 copies, 5 reviews
The Blue Ghost 185 copies, 6 reviews
The Stuff of Stars 179 copies, 39 reviews
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb 163 copies, 5 reviews
The Christmas Baby 155 copies, 3 reviews
My Mother Is Mine 152 copies, 2 reviews
A Taste of Smoke 150 copies, 3 reviews
One Brown Bunny 146 copies, 5 reviews
The Statue of Liberty 137 copies, 5 reviews
The Double-Digit Club 111 copies, 1 review
The Very Best Daddy of All 108 copies, 5 reviews
Thank You for Me! 107 copies, 20 reviews
Sleep, Little One, Sleep 101 copies, 1 review
Love Song for a Baby 94 copies, 3 reviews
A Question of Trust 92 copies, 1 review
Little Cat's Luck 87 copies, 12 reviews
Winter Dance 84 copies, 4 reviews
Harriet Tubman 82 copies, 13 reviews
The Longest Night 68 copies, 7 reviews
Ghost Eye 64 copies, 1 review
Face to Face 63 copies
Abraham Lincoln 62 copies, 5 reviews
Why Do Kittens Purr? 57 copies, 3 reviews
If Frogs Made the Weather 47 copies, 2 reviews
The Secret of the Painted House 47 copies, 5 reviews
The Red Ghost 44 copies, 4 reviews
Dinosaur Thunder 43 copies, 2 reviews
Touch the Moon 41 copies, 1 review
The Green Ghost 38 copies, 3 reviews
Turtle Dreams 38 copies
Halloween Forest 37 copies, 5 reviews
The Cutest Critter 33 copies, 1 review
An Early Winter 31 copies
Shelter from the Wind 30 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Ghost 29 copies, 1 review
Sun (Weather Ready-to-Reads) 29 copies, 1 review
Sunshine 26 copies, 10 reviews
Rain of fire 20 copies, 2 reviews
Like Mother, Like Daughter 19 copies, 2 reviews
Rose's story 18 copies, 2 reviews
Tangled Butterfly 10 copies, 1 review
Foster Child 7 copies, 1 review
Jason's Bears 5 copies, 1 review
Ruth 1 copy
Bluf 1 copy
A Mama for Owen [Short film] (Author & Narrrator) 1 copy
Shelf Life: Stories by the Book (Contributor) 268 copies, 4 reviews
13 Scary Ghost Stories (Contributor) 111 copies
911: The Book of Help (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
Don't Give Up the Ghost: A Book of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 24 copies, 2 reviews
Funny You Should Ask (Contributor) 17 copies
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