Doris Gates





Doris Gates


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A lifelong resident of California, Doris Gates was for many years, she was a librarian for the Fresno County Free Library. However, she is remembered for her many beloved children's books. Of these, the best known and most influential was Blue Willow (1940), selected as a Newbery Honor Book in 1941. Many consider Blue Willow to have been the first realistic, problem novel for children, and it was recognized both for its lasting literary merit and for its expansion of the range of subjects which could be explored in books for children. She died in 1987.



Average rating: 3.85 · 3,314 ratings · 214 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
Blue Willow

3.85 avg rating — 2,916 ratings — published 1940 — 18 editions
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Sensible Kate

3.93 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1943 — 4 editions
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Little Vic

4.03 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1951 — 3 editions
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The Cat and Mrs. Cary

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4.36 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1962 — 2 editions
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A Morgan for Melinda

3.88 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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A Fair Wind for Troy

3.48 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1976 — 3 editions
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The Warrior Goddess: Athena

3.86 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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Lord of the Sky: Zeus

3.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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The Golden God: Apollo

3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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The Elderberry Bush

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3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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