Mary Q. Steele


Born
in Chattanooga, Tennessee, The United States
May 08, 1922

Died
July 06, 1992

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Full name: Mary Quintard Govan Steele

Noted American author and naturalist of over 20 books --- some adult-style, but mostly for children. Her 1970 Journey Outside was a Newbery Honor Book. Steele sometimes wrote under the name Wilson Gage.

Steele was the youngest daughter of an author-historian and a well-known children's writer, Christine Noble Govan (author of The Pink Maple House). Her older sister, Emmy Govan West, was also a children's author. A graduate of the University of Chattanooga, Steele was married to author William O. Steele.


Average rating: 3.75 · 466 ratings · 50 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Journey Outside

3.63 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 1969 — 11 editions
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Anna's Garden Songs

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3.68 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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Wish, Come True

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3.71 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1980 — 3 editions
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Anna's Summer Songs

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Squash Pie

4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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The Secret of Crossbone Hill

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3.89 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1959 — 4 editions
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The Life (and Death) of Sar...

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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Cully Cully and the Bear

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Because of the Sand Witches...

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3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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The First of the Penguins

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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