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Gloria Whelan

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Gloria Whelan


Born
in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
November 23, 1923

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Gloria Whelan is the best-selling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect; Angel on the Square and its companion, The Impossible Journey; Once on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; Farewell to the Island; and Return to the Island. She lives with her husband, Joseph, in the woods of northern Michigan.

Average rating: 3.93 · 33,204 ratings · 4,633 reviews · 79 distinct worksSimilar authors
Homeless Bird

4.01 avg rating — 13,491 ratings — published 2000 — 35 editions
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Listening for Lions

4.05 avg rating — 3,857 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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Angel on the Square (Angel ...

3.94 avg rating — 3,017 ratings — published 2001 — 23 editions
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Chu Ju's House

3.98 avg rating — 1,480 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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Small Acts of Amazing Coura...

3.75 avg rating — 921 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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The Impossible Journey (Ang...

3.98 avg rating — 720 ratings — published 2003 — 20 editions
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Once on This Island (Mackin...

3.82 avg rating — 597 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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Burying the Sun  (Angel on ...

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Goodbye, Vietnam

3.62 avg rating — 478 ratings — published 1992 — 13 editions
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Angel on the Square The Impossible Journey Burying the Sun The Turning
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Small Acts of Amazing Courage All My Noble Dreams and The...
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Once on This Island Farewell to the Island Return to the Island
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“They were all brilliant. They wrote books and painted pictures, and if they ever stopped talking, which I was sure they would never do, they planned to change the world.”
Gloria Whelan, Listening for Lions

“People long to go backward in their imagination as well as forward. We don't wish simply to exist forever in some future; we wish to have existed in some distant past.”
Gloria Whelan, Parade of Shadows

“But will you not have a house to care for? Meals to cook? Children whining for this or that? Will you have time for the work?" "I'll make time," I promised. "The house will not always be so clean, the cooking may be a little hasty, and the whining children will sit on my lap and I'll sing to them while I work.”
Gloria Whelan

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