Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
3,951 (7,206)1495,475 (3.89)10
Nancy Willard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 26, 1936. She received a bachelor's degree in 1958 and a Ph.D in 1963 from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from Stanford University. She taught at Vassar College in the English department from 1965 until 2012. She published more than 70 books during her lifetime including collections of poetry, children's books, collections of short stories, novels, essays, and criticism. In 1982, she received the Newbery Medal for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. She died from natural causes on February 19, 2017 at the age of 80. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers
… (more)
Simple Pictures Are Best 416 copies, 5 reviews
Pish, Posh, Said Hieronymus Bosch 240 copies, 10 reviews
The Sorcerer's Apprentice 129 copies, 3 reviews
Things Invisible to See 109 copies, 2 reviews
Beauty and the Beast 92 copies, 7 reviews
The Mountains of Quilt 76 copies, 1 review
Cinderella's Dress 75 copies, 12 reviews
Sister Water 69 copies
Gutenberg's Gift 63 copies, 2 reviews
A Starlit Somersault Downhill 51 copies, 1 review
The Tale I Told Sasha 49 copies, 5 reviews
The Flying Bed 48 copies, 3 reviews
Alphabet Of Angels 44 copies, 2 reviews
Strangers' Bread (Author) 33 copies
Firebrat 29 copies, 1 review
Night Story 28 copies, 2 reviews
The Highest Hit 25 copies, 1 review
Shadow Story 22 copies, 1 review
Water Walker 18 copies
Sweep Dreams 15 copies
Good-night Blessing Book 14 copies, 1 review
Gum 13 copies
The Sea at Truro: Poems 9 copies, 1 review
Papa's Panda 7 copies, 1 review
The Big Book for Peace (Contributor) 714 copies, 14 reviews
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (Contributor) 687 copies, 9 reviews
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (Contributor) 289 copies, 7 reviews
A Newbery Christmas (Contributor) 225 copies, 1 review
Full Spectrum 3 (Contributor) 146 copies
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (Contributor) 133 copies, 1 review
The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 (Contributor) 36 copies
American Review 25 (Contributor) 5 copies
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.89)
1 9
2 26
2.5 9
3 143
3.5 31
4 213
4.5 17
5 174

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Nancy Willard is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Nancy Willard is composed of 5 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 170,262,016 books! | Top bar: Always visible