Barbara Brooks Wallace


Born
in Suzhou, China
December 03, 1922

Died
November 27, 2018

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Award-winning American children's writer. Has received, among others, the NLAPW Children's Book Award and International Youth Library "Best of the Best" for 'Claudia' (2001), as well as the William Allen White Children's Book Award for 'Peppermints in the Parlor' (1983).

Wallace was born and spent her childhood in China, but then moved to the United States. San Francisco was often a port of entry for her family, who lived in a huge, white-pillared mansion on the side of a hill, later to become the Sugar Hill Hall mansion which served as the setting for some of her most popular books. She was a UCLA graduate.

Wallace won two Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America for 'The Twin in the Tavern' (1994) and for 'Sparrows in the
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Average rating: 3.88 · 2,483 ratings · 311 reviews · 39 distinct worksSimilar authors
Peppermints in the Parlor

3.98 avg rating — 1,395 ratings — published 1980 — 13 editions
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The Perils of Peppermints

3.59 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 2003 — 7 editions
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The Twin in the Tavern

3.80 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Sparrows in the Scullery

3.90 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Cousins in the Castle

3.66 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1996 — 6 editions
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Ghosts in the Gallery

3.67 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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Claudia

3.74 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1969 — 8 editions
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Secret in St. Something

3.85 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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The Trouble with Miss Switch

3.81 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1971 — 10 editions
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Miss Switch to the Rescue

3.67 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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