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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) — biography from The Girl with the Silver Eyes… (more)
The Girl with the Silver Eyes 1,143 copies, 25 reviews
Megan's Island 330 copies, 2 reviews
The View From the Cherry Tree 328 copies, 8 reviews
Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job 270 copies, 4 reviews
The One Left Behind 245 copies, 3 reviews
Hostage 196 copies, 8 reviews
Twisted Summer 181 copies, 2 reviews
Don't Hurt Laurie! 160 copies, 6 reviews
Rebel 150 copies, 3 reviews
The Absolutely True Story... 125 copies, 1 review
Scared Stiff 119 copies, 1 review
The Kidnappers : A Mystery 105 copies, 1 review
Undercurrents 92 copies, 2 reviews
Caroline 85 copies
What Could Go Wrong? 65 copies, 1 review
Sugar Isn't Everything 58 copies, 1 review
Victoria 54 copies
Elizabeth 53 copies
Nightmare 49 copies
Pawns 49 copies
The Magic Book 28 copies
To Share a Dream 27 copies, 1 review
Secrets At Hidden Valley 24 copies, 2 reviews
The Terror Trap 17 copies
Caught! 14 copies
The Old House 11 copies
Dark Secrets 9 copies
Expendable 8 copies
House of Fear 8 copies
Devil Boy 5 copies
Shroud of Fog 4 copies
White Jade 4 copies
King's Pawn 4 copies
Act of fear 3 copies
The Nurses 3 copies
Days of Valor 3 copies
The Search for Willie 3 copies, 2 reviews
The Sniper 1 copy
Madawaska 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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