Bill Brittain


Born
in Rochester, New York, The United States
December 16, 1930

Died
December 17, 2011

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Bill Brittain's tales of the rural New England village of Coven Tree are well loved by children of all ages. The Wish Giver was a Newbery Honor Book; it and Devil's Donkey were both named ALA Notabled Children's Books as well as School Library Journal Best Books. Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders was a 1988 Children's Editors' Choice (ALA Booklist), and Professor Popkin's Prodigious Polish was named a "Pick of the Lists" by American Bookseller.

Mr. Brittain has written many other delightful books, which have also received high acclaim. Among these are All the Money in the World, which won the 1982-1983 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award and which has been adapted for an ABC-TV Saturday Special; and The Fantastic Freshman, which was named an
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Average rating: 3.83 · 3,259 ratings · 371 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Wish Giver: Three Tales...

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3.84 avg rating — 2,608 ratings — published 1983 — 24 editions
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Wings

4.03 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders

4.02 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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Devil's Donkey

3.70 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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All the Money in the World

3.39 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
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Shape-Changer

3.75 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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Who Knew There'd Be Ghosts?

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3.40 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1985 — 6 editions
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Professor Popkin's Prodigio...

3.73 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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My Buddy, the King

3.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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The Fantastic Freshman

3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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“Whichever way I went, there would be sadness and a sense of loss. Was this a part of growing up—the agony of making such choices?
If so, I wanted to stay a child forever.

—Ian Carras”
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