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Patricia Hermes (1936–2018)

Author of Our Strange New Land

53+ Works 4,685 Members 71 Reviews

About the Author

Patricia Hermes was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 21, 1936. She graduated from St. John's University in 1957 with degrees in speech and English. She briefly taught English and social studies in middle school before taking time off to raise her children. When she returned to teaching, but show more decided to pursue a professional writing career after taking a class in writing nonfiction for adults. Her articles appeared in national parenting magazines as well as an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times, which caught the attention of a literary agent. The agent suggested she write for young readers. In 1980, her first book, What If They Knew?, was published. Since then she has written over fifty books for children and young adults including Nobody's Fault?, The Cousins Club series, the Emma Dilemma series, and six historical novels in the Scholastic Dear America/My America series. She received numerous awards including the Smithsonian Notable Book Award, the C. S. Lewis Honor Award, the American Library Association Best Book Award, and the award for the New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Years. She died on July 11, 2018 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Patricia Hermes

Our Strange New Land (2000) 836 copies
Westward to Home (2001) 643 copies
The Starving Time (2001) 596 copies
Season of Promise (2002) 260 copies
A Perfect Place (2002) 238 copies
Koda (2009) 190 copies
The Wild Year (2003) 144 copies
Christmas Magic (1996) 129 copies
Mama, Let's Dance (1991) 103 copies
Kevin Corbett Eats Flies (1986) 103 copies
Black Cloud (2012) 96 copies
My Girl 2: A Novel (1994) — Adapter — 80 copies
My Secret Valentine (1997) 74 copies
Someone to Count On (1993) 74 copies
What If They Knew (1980) 69 copies
Nobody's fault? (1981) 63 copies
Salem Witch (2006) 54 copies
Hoppy Easter (1998) 49 copies
Turkey Trouble (1996) 43 copies
Heads, I Win (1900) 43 copies
Something Scary (1996) 37 copies
Friends Are Like That (1984) 36 copies
The Brothers' War (2005) 27 copies
I Hate Being Gifted (1990) 22 copies
Calling Me Home (1998) 18 copies
Zeus and Roxanne (1997) 17 copies
Sweet By and By (2002) 16 copies
A Place for Jeremy (1987) 15 copies
Summer Secrets (2004) 14 copies
On Winter's Wind (1995) 14 copies
Cheat the Moon (1998) 13 copies
Take Care of My Girl (1992) 8 copies
A Solitary Secret (1985) 7 copies
Who Will Take Care of Me? (1983) 5 copies
Everything Stinks (1995) 5 copies
Be Still My Heart (1989) 3 copies

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I read this book to my kids. It was a good way to teach them some history without them knowing it. We enjoyed the story.
CarolHicksCase | 4 other reviews | Mar 12, 2023 |
This tale of family, loss and facing adversity is simply yet elegantly told. I found myself emersed in the story enjoying the flow and the craftmanship of the author.
Maturion | 2 other reviews | Feb 1, 2023 |
lcslibrarian | 2 other reviews | Aug 13, 2020 |
lcslibrarian | 2 other reviews | Aug 13, 2020 |



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