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Young Adult Williams, Margery: Winterbound. v1. 26 Feb 2021
#1  GrannyGrump 02-26-2021, 10:52 AM
This is a heart-warming family story set in a Connecticut farmhouse during the Great Depression. Nineteen-year-old Kay and sixteen-year-old Garry are in charge of the house and their younger siblings while their parents are away during the severe winter. This children’s novel was first published in 1936 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1937.

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Margery Williams Bianco was an English-American author, primarily of popular children’s books. A professional writer from the age of nineteen, she achieved lasting fame at forty-one with the 1922 publication of her first children’s book, the classic that is her best-known work, The Velveteen Rabbit.

Williams produced numerous books and short stories. The undertone of sadness and the themes of death and loss that often flow through her children’s books have been criticized by some reviewers, but Williams always maintained that hearts acquire greater humanity through pain and adversity. There was always melancholy, but in the end the reader emerged spiritually uplifted.

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