Bill Brittain





Bill Brittain

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Bill Brittain's tales of the rural New England village of Coven Tree are well loved by children of all ages. The Wish Giver was a Newbery Honor Book; it and Devil's Donkey were both named ALA Notabled Children's Books as well as School Library Journal Best Books. Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders was a 1988 Children's Editors' Choice (ALA Booklist), and Professor Popkin's Prodigious Polish was named a "Pick of the Lists" by American Bookseller.

Mr. Brittain has written many other delightful books, which have also received high acclaim. Among these are All the Money in the World, which won the 1982-1983 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award and which has been adapted for an ABC-TV Saturday Special; and The Fantastic Freshman, which was named an...more


Average rating: 3.75 · 1,471 ratings · 180 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
The Wish Giver: Three Tales...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 1,135 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Wings
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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Dr. Dredd's Wagon Wonders
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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Devil's Donkey
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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All the Money in the World
3.12 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
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Who Knew There'd Be Ghosts?
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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Shape-Changer
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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The Wish Giver
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2009
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The Ghost from Beneath the Sea
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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“Whichever way I went, there would be sadness and a sense of loss. Was this a part of growing up—the agony of making such choices?
If so, I wanted to stay a child forever.

—Ian Carras”
Bill Brittain, Wings

“But how...?”
Bill Brittain, Wings

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