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Title:
Fireweed
Author:
Paton Walsh, Jill, 1937-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Sunburst edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988.

©1969
Physical Description:
133 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Two teen-age runaways who refuse to be evacuated from London struggle to survive the blitz of 1940.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
760 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 11 Quiz: 25757 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780374423162
Format :
Book

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Jill Paton Walsh was born Gillian Bliss on April 29, 1937 in London. She graduated from St. Anne's College in Oxford.

She taught at the Enfield Girls' Grammar School for three years and was a permanent visiting faculty member for the Center for Children's Literature at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She was also an adjunct British board member of Children's Literature New England.

She has written more than 15 books for children. She has won numerous awards including the Book World Festival Award for Fireweed in 1970, the Whitbread Prize for The Emperor's Winding Sheet in1974, the Universe Prize for A Parcel of Patterns in 1984, and the Smarties Grand Prix for Gaffer Samson's Luck in 1984.

She has also written adult novels, including completing an unfinished Dorothy Sayers manuscript. Her adult works include Knowledge of Angels, The Serpentine Cave, and A School for Lovers. She is the author of the Imogen Quy Mystery series and the Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery series. She was elected as fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1996.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Two teenagers find each other when they refuse to evacuate from London during the blitz. (Je 1 70)