Vera Cleaver





Vera Cleaver

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Virgil, South Dakota, The United States
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After her first book, The Nurse's Dilemma (1966), most of her magazine articles and 16 novels for children were written with her husband, Bill.

Together, they produced more than a dozen novels for young adults. Their subject matter reveals a particular interest in mountain children who have both physical and mental problems. The Cleavers were three times nominated for the National Book Award, and their novels made multiple appearances on the American Library Associations list of "Notable Books." Settings often mirror the Cleavers' place of residence.

After Bill's death, Vera Cleaver wrote Sugar Blues (1984) and Sweetly Sings the Donkey (1985).


Average rating: 3.74 · 1,411 ratings · 148 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
Where the Lilies Bloom
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,313 ratings — published 1969 — 20 editions
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Trial Valley
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 24 ratings2 editions
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The Mimosa Tree
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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I Would Rather Be a Turnip
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2.67 of 5 stars 2.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1971 — 5 editions
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Sweetly Sings the Donkey
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
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Dust Of The Earth
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3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Ellen Grae
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1967 — 3 editions
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Queen of Hearts
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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Grover
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1975 — 4 editions
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Me Too
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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