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Author Willo Davis Roberts was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on May 29, 1928. Her first novel, Murder at Grand Bay, was published in 1955. The View from the Cherry Tree was originally meant to be an adult novel, but was then sold as a children's book; it was published in 1975 and started her career as a children's mystery writer. Roberts wrote a total of ninety-nine children and adult books during her lifetime and won numerous awards including the Mark Twain award for The Girl with the Silver Eyes (1980) and Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job (1985) and the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Megan's Island (1988), The Absolutely True Story of My Visit to Yellowstone with the Terrible Rupes (1994), and Twisted Summer (1996). She died on November 19, 2004 from congestive heart failure. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Girl with the Silver Eyes 1,045 copies, 24 reviews
Megan's Island 300 copies, 2 reviews
The View From the Cherry Tree 295 copies, 7 reviews
Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job 256 copies, 4 reviews
The One Left Behind 228 copies, 3 reviews
Hostage 182 copies, 8 reviews
Twisted Summer 162 copies, 2 reviews
Don't Hurt Laurie! 152 copies, 6 reviews
Rebel 140 copies, 3 reviews
Scared Stiff 111 copies, 1 review
The Absolutely True Story... 111 copies, 1 review
The Kidnappers : A Mystery 92 copies, 1 review
Undercurrents 84 copies, 2 reviews
Caroline 77 copies
What Could Go Wrong? 63 copies, 1 review
Sugar Isn't Everything 53 copies, 1 review
Victoria 51 copies
Elizabeth 50 copies
Nightmare 46 copies
Pawns 40 copies
The Magic Book 24 copies
To Share a Dream 22 copies, 1 review
Secrets At Hidden Valley 21 copies, 2 reviews
The Terror Trap 16 copies
Caught! 13 copies
The Old House 10 copies
Dark Secrets 8 copies
Expendable 8 copies
House of Fear 7 copies
Devil Boy 5 copies
King's Pawn 4 copies
Shroud of Fog 4 copies
White Jade 4 copies
Act of fear 3 copies
Days of Valor 3 copies
The Search for Willie 3 copies, 2 reviews
The Nurses 3 copies
Madawaska 1 copy
The Sniper 1 copy
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Willo Davis Roberts wrote many books for adults and children during her long and illustrious career. Three of her children's books won Edgar Awards, while others received great reviews and other accolades. Her hundredth book for children is The One Left Behind.
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