Gloria Whelan


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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 · 29,401 ratings · 4,233 reviews · 73 distinct worksSimilar authors
Homeless Bird

4.04 avg rating — 11,925 ratings — published 2000 — 35 editions
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Listening for Lions

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4.05 avg rating — 3,478 ratings — published 2005 — 15 editions
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Angel on the Square (Angel ...

3.91 avg rating — 2,682 ratings — published 2001 — 19 editions
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Chu Ju's House

3.96 avg rating — 1,292 ratings — published 2004 — 14 editions
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Small Acts of Amazing Coura...

3.74 avg rating — 881 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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The Impossible Journey (Ang...

3.96 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 2003 — 17 editions
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Once on This Island (Mackin...

3.79 avg rating — 513 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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Queen Victoria's Bathing Ma...

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Goodbye, Vietnam

3.63 avg rating — 430 ratings — published 1992 — 12 editions
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Burying the Sun  (Angel on ...

3.97 avg rating — 354 ratings — published 2004 — 12 editions
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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.”
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