Constance C. Greene


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Born on October 27th, 1924, Constance C. Greene, the daughter of newspaper reporters, published A Girl Called Al (Viking, 1969) the story about a very intelligent girl who is an under-achiever and latch key kid, although Greene says that at the time of the writing the term wasn't being used yet. Al was a likable character and other books followed.

One of Greene's most popular books, Beat the Turtle Drum (Viking 1976), came from personal experience. At the age of eleven, Greene's sister died. The story relates how a young girl learns to cope with the accidental death of her sister. The book was adapted for television in 1976 as Very Good Friends and was shown on the ABC After-school Special.

Greene also wrote other juvenile and adult novels, a
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Average rating: 3.81 · 832 ratings · 102 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
Beat the Turtle Drum

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4.12 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 1968 — 11 editions
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A Girl Called Al

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3.78 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 1969 — 12 editions
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I Know You, Al

3.83 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
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Your Old Pal, Al

3.95 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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Al(exandra) the Great!

3.92 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1982 — 5 editions
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Just Plain Al

3.73 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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Isabelle the Itch

3.50 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1973 — 5 editions
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Nora: Maybe a Ghost Story

3.35 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1993 — 4 editions
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Leo the Lioness

3.48 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1970 — 6 editions
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Double-Dare O'Toole

3.19 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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More books by Constance C. Greene…
A Girl Called Al I Know You, Al Your Old Pal, Al Al(exandra) the Great! Just Plain Al Al's Blind Date
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