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Cynthia Rylant was born on June 6, 1954 in Hopewell, Virginia. She attended and received degrees at Morris Harvey College, Marshall University, and Kent State University. Rylant worked as an English professor and at the children's department of a public library, where she first discovered her love of children's literature. She has written more than 100 children's books in English and Spanish, including works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel Missing May won the 1993 Newbery Medal and A Fine White Dust was a 1987 Newbery Honor book. Rylant wrote A Kindness, Soda Jerk, and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories, which were named as Best Book for Young Adults. When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came won the Caldecott Award. She has many popular picture books series, including Henry and Mudge, Mr. Putter and Tabby and High-Rise Private Eyes. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Relatives Came 3,440 copies, 184 reviews
Missing May 2,712 copies, 63 reviews
When I Was Young in the Mountains 2,630 copies, 56 reviews
Henry and Mudge: The First Book 2,445 copies, 43 reviews
Henry And Mudge In Puddle Trouble 1,416 copies, 13 reviews
Henry And Mudge And The Happy Cat 1,289 copies, 10 reviews
Henry And Mudge In The Sparkle Days 1,063 copies, 11 reviews
Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test 1,038 copies, 9 reviews
Henry and Mudge and the Long Weekend 1,034 copies, 14 reviews
Henry and Mudge Get the Cold Shivers 1,003 copies, 9 reviews
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time 833 copies, 8 reviews
Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind 816 copies, 7 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea 758 copies, 7 reviews
Poppleton 723 copies, 9 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Walk the Dog 668 copies, 6 reviews
The Old Woman Who Named Things 656 copies, 33 reviews
Gooseberry Park 650 copies, 9 reviews
In November 645 copies, 23 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Pick the Pears 613 copies, 9 reviews
Dog Heaven 581 copies, 28 reviews
Night in the Country 579 copies, 32 reviews
Poppleton and Friends 540 copies, 7 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Bake the Cake 525 copies, 9 reviews
The Van Gogh Cafe 515 copies, 11 reviews
The Storm 481 copies, 7 reviews
Every Living Thing 479 copies, 8 reviews
Snow 450 copies, 24 reviews
Puppy Mudge Finds a Friend 442 copies, 7 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly the Plane 433 copies, 5 reviews
Poppleton In Winter 415 copies, 2 reviews
A Fine White Dust 388 copies, 7 reviews
In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen 385 copies, 4 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Row the Boat 375 copies, 4 reviews
Scarecrow 370 copies, 15 reviews
Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath 366 copies, 5 reviews
An Angel For Solomon Singer 352 copies, 11 reviews
Poppleton: Poppleton Everyday 347 copies, 5 reviews
The Islander 345 copies, 8 reviews
If You'll Be My Valentine 342 copies, 14 reviews
Christmas In The Country 327 copies, 11 reviews
All in a Day 327 copies, 20 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Feed the Fish 301 copies, 4 reviews
God Went to Beauty School 280 copies, 27 reviews
Poppleton In Fall 279 copies, 4 reviews
I Had Seen Castles 275 copies, 10 reviews
Poppleton: Poppleton forever 273 copies, 2 reviews
Lighthouse Family: The Whale 271 copies, 3 reviews
Puppy Mudge Loves His Blanket 268 copies, 7 reviews
Poppleton In Spring 266 copies, 6 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Take the Train 265 copies, 3 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold 256 copies, 4 reviews
Cat Heaven 256 copies, 10 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Toot the Horn 244 copies, 2 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Write the Book 243 copies, 7 reviews
Puppy Mudge Has a Snack 236 copies, 7 reviews
Some Good News 236 copies, 1 review
Special Gifts 230 copies, 1 review
The Blue Hill Meadows 225 copies, 4 reviews
A Little Shopping 220 copies, 2 reviews
The Whales 220 copies, 11 reviews
Poppleton Has Fun 218 copies, 3 reviews
The Eagle 198 copies, 2 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Stir the Soup 198 copies, 3 reviews
Tulip Sees America 197 copies, 6 reviews
Thimbleberry Stories 195 copies, 3 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Make a Wish 192 copies, 5 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby See the Stars 191 copies, 7 reviews
The Journey: Stories Of Migration 189 copies, 10 reviews
Birthday Presents 185 copies, 3 reviews
Puppy Mudge Wants to Play 182 copies, 4 reviews
Little Whistle 177 copies, 5 reviews
The Bookshop Dog 175 copies, 11 reviews
Long Night Moon 174 copies, 20 reviews
The Wonderful Happens 172 copies, 8 reviews
Summer Party 170 copies, 1 review
This Year's Garden 169 copies, 13 reviews
Life 167 copies, 14 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Spin the Yarn 166 copies, 6 reviews
Wedding Flowers 164 copies, 1 review
Mr. Putter & Tabby Run the Race 162 copies, 5 reviews
Brownie & Pearl Step Out 161 copies, 4 reviews
A Blue-Eyed Daisy 150 copies, 4 reviews
The Turtle 148 copies, 4 reviews
Walt Disney's Cinderella 144 copies, 11 reviews
All I See 144 copies, 4 reviews
Puppies and Piggies 140 copies, 7 reviews
The Heavenly Village 139 copies, 3 reviews
The Cookie-Store Cat 139 copies, 13 reviews
Hansel and Gretel 134 copies, 22 reviews
Brownie & Pearl See the Sights 128 copies, 4 reviews
Brownie & Pearl Hit the Hay 128 copies, 2 reviews
God Got a Dog 127 copies, 6 reviews
Little Penguins 123 copies, 5 reviews
The Dreamer 117 copies, 7 reviews
Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page 117 copies, 3 reviews
The Stars Will Still Shine 98 copies, 8 reviews
Bear Day 95 copies, 4 reviews
Moonlight: The Halloween Cat 94 copies, 11 reviews
Alligator Boy 94 copies, 12 reviews
Something Permanent 92 copies, 2 reviews
The Ticky-Tacky Doll 88 copies, 9 reviews
The Octopus 84 copies
The Bird House 82 copies, 12 reviews
Bunny Bungalow 80 copies, 3 reviews
Boris 80 copies, 7 reviews
Mr Griggs' Work 77 copies, 11 reviews
Best Wishes 65 copies, 11 reviews
Beauty and the Beast 64 copies, 2 reviews
But I'll Be Back Again 60 copies, 3 reviews
Ludie's Life 60 copies, 5 reviews
Little Whistle's Dinner Party 55 copies, 1 review
Waiting to Waltz: A Childhood 51 copies, 1 review
Rosetown 51 copies, 7 reviews
Soda Jerk 46 copies, 4 reviews
A Kindness 43 copies, 1 review
Creation 41 copies
Miss Maggie 41 copies, 1 review
Nativity 40 copies
Brownie & Pearl Get Dolled Up 38 copies, 1 review
Brownie & Pearl Grab a Bite 36 copies, 3 reviews
Little Whistle's Christmas 33 copies, 4 reviews
The Bear 32 copies, 1 review
Brownie & Pearl Take a Dip 32 copies, 3 reviews
We Love You, Rosie! 26 copies, 1 review
Herbert's First Halloween 26 copies, 4 reviews
Motor Mouse 20 copies, 2 reviews
Everyday Pets 20 copies, 3 reviews
Everyday Book 17 copies
Everyday Children 16 copies, 2 reviews
Brownie & Pearl Make Good 15 copies, 1 review
Sleeping Beauty 14 copies
We Give Thanks 13 copies
Everyday House 12 copies, 1 review
Everyday Garden 11 copies, 1 review
Everyday Town 9 copies, 1 review
A Kitten in Gooseberry Park 2 copies, 1 review
Leben 2 copies
The Rescue 1 copy
Days with Henry & Mudge 1 copy, 1 review
Islander 1 copy
Friendship Stories You Can Share (Contributor) 81 copies, 1 review
Love Stories (Contributor) 8 copies

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