Joyce McDonald





Joyce McDonald

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Born in San Francisco, CA, and raised in Chatham, NJ, Joyce McDonald received her BA and MA from the University of Iowa, and went on to complete her Ph.D. at Drew University. She is the author of several books for children and young adults, among them the award winning Swallowing Stones, and the Edgar Award Nominated Shades of Simon Gray. She has taught at East Stroudsburg University in PA, Drew University in NJ, and is currently on the faculty of Spaulding University's Brief-residency MFA in Writing Program in Louisville, KY. For over ten years, Joyce has served on the Rutgers Unversity Council on Children's Literature. She and her husband live in Forks Township, PA.


Average rating: 3.54 · 1,863 ratings · 279 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Swallowing Stones
3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 1,317 ratings — published 1997 — 11 editions
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Shades of Simon Gray
3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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Devil on My Heels
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Shadow People
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Comfort Creek
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Mail Order Kid
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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Homebody
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1991
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The Stuff of Our Forbears: ...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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The Benediction
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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