Jean Fritz





Jean Fritz


Born
in China
November 16, 1915

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Jean Fritz is a children’s author who has a fascination with writing historical fictions. She was born on November 16, 1915, in Hankow, China to missionary parents. After living in China for 13 years, Fritz and her family moved back to the United States. Beginning her career with an English degree, Fritz became an award-winning and respected author. She has received an honor for every book that she has written. She now lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Average rating: 3.80 · 13,382 ratings · 1,562 reviews · 71 distinct works · Similar authors
Homesick: My Own Story

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3.83 avg rating — 1,950 ratings — published 1982 — 23 editions
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The Cabin Faced West

3.81 avg rating — 1,787 ratings — published 1958 — 18 editions
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And Then What Happened, Pau...

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3.90 avg rating — 923 ratings — published 1973 — 9 editions
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What's the Big Idea, Ben Fr...

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3.85 avg rating — 756 ratings — published 1976 — 10 editions
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Can't You Make Them Behave,...

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3.89 avg rating — 391 ratings — published 1977 — 9 editions
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The Great Little Madison

3.54 avg rating — 421 ratings — published 1989 — 10 editions
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Shh! We're Writing the Cons...

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3.73 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 1987 — 10 editions
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The Double Life of Pocahontas

3.38 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Traitor: the Case of Benedi...

3.25 avg rating — 291 ratings — published 1981 — 13 editions
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Will You Sign Here, John Ha...

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3.86 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 1976 — 11 editions
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“When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.”
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“Only when a book is written out of passion is there much hope of its being read with passion.”
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Inside Out and Back Again (write-in)
 
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Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
 
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Small person with wings (write-in)
 
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Alexander Hamilton (write-in)
 
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Parents of Tweens...: National Book Award 1 9 Feb 17, 2014 11:00AM  


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