Julia Cunningham





Julia Cunningham



On October 4, 1916 in Spokane, Washington, Julia Cunningham was born. Julia went to school for a short time in Virginia. She was an editor and held various other jobs before writing children's and young adult books. The Vision of Francois the Fox, Ms. Cunningham's first book, was published in 1960, followed by Viollet (1966), The Treasure is the Rose (1973), and Tuppeny (1978).

Her book, Dorp Dead (1965), has been called "a ground-breaking novel that dramatically changed children's literature in the 20th century."

As a children's author, Cunningham has felt she needs to "listen - look - daydream - be aware of smell and taste - and be "disciplined." Critics have praised her works for their originality and "poetic prose."

Among her many honors a
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Average rating: 3.93 · 304 ratings · 51 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Dorp Dead

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3.79 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1965 — 11 editions
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The Treasure Is The Rose

3.99 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1973 — 5 editions
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Flight of the Sparrow

4.02 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1980 — 4 editions
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Burnish Me Bright

3.95 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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Silent Voice, The

4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Tuppenny

4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1978 — 2 editions
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Oaf

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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Maybe, A Mole

4.13 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Far In The Day

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings3 editions
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Come to the Edge

4.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1977 — 3 editions
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