Karen Cushman

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General Information

Name: Karen Cushman

Pen Name: None

Born: October 4, 1941 Chicago, Illinois

Website: http://www.karencushmanbooks.com/index.html

Email: mail4kc@karencushman.com

Illinois Connection

Cushman was born in and lived in Chicago until she was ten years old.

Biographical and Professional Information

Resides in Oakland, CA

Published Works

  • Catherine, Called Birdy, Clarion Books, 1994
  • The Midwife`s Apprentice, Clarion Books, 1995
  • The Ballad of Lucy Wipple, Clarion Books, 1996
  • Matilda Bone, Clarion Books, 2000
  • Rodzina, Clarion Books, 2003
  • The Loud Silence of Francine Green, Clarion Books, 2006

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Catherine Called Birdy

ISBN: 0064405842
Release Date: 1995

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Matilda Bone

ISBN: 9780440418221
Release Date: 2002-03-12

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ISBN: 044041993X
Release Date: 2005-01-11

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The Loud Silence of Francine Green

ISBN: 0375841172
Release Date: 2008-09-09

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Literary Awards

Carl Sandburg award for Children`s Literature; Newbery Honor

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

If you'd like to inquire about having me visit your school, library, or conference, please contact Kate Greene at my publisher, Clarion Books at:

kate.greene@hmhpub.com or


External Links

Karen Cushman on WorldCat

Karen Cushman on Amazon


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