Cynthia Rylant, Author of Picture Books and Children's Novels
Cynthia Rylant has written more than 60 children's books since her first book was published in 1982. Her work has been honored with numerous awards, including a Newbery Medal. While her name may not be familiar to you, you will probably recognize the names of some of her books and/or characters. Her books include: "When I Was Young in the Mountains," "The Relatives Came," "Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds, and "Missing May." Four to eight year olds love her characters Poppleton, Henry and Mudge, and Mr. Putter and Tabby.
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