Nancy Willard was born on June 26, 1936. When she was little she always loved to read and draw, and she grew up to do both. She and her sister made up and published a newspaper, interviewing their neighbors for feature stories.

Willard won the Newbery in 1982. To see her exuberant reaction, see


An Alphabet of Angels

Among Angels

Beauty and the Beast

Cracked Corn and Snow Ice Cream: A Family Almanac

East of the Sun and West of the Moon: A Play

The Good-Night Blessing Book

Gutenberg's Gift: A Book Lover's Pop-Up Book

The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake

The Highest Hit

Household Tales of Moon and Water

The Island of the Grass King

Lively Anatomy of God

The Magic Cornfield

The Marzipan Moon

The Moon and Riddles Diner and the Sunnyside Cafe

The Mountains of Quilt

Night Story

Nightgown of the Sullen Moon

Pish, Posh, Said Hieronymus Bosch

Shadow Story

Simple Pictures Are Best

Skulduggery on Shoalwater Bay

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

A Starlit Somersault Downhill

Step Lightly: Poems for the Journey

Swimming Lessons

The Tale I Told Sasha

Telling Time: Angels, Ancestors, and Stories

The Tortilla Cat

Uncle Terrible

A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers   (1982 Newbery Award)

The Voyage of the Ludgate Hill: Travels With Robert Louis Stevenson

The Well-Mannered Balloon

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