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Carol Brink


A popular writer of young-adult fiction, she won both a Newbery Medal and a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award on her behalf 1935 book Caddie Woodlawn. Her additional works consist of Baby Isle, Goody O’Grumpity, and Lad having a Whistle. She researched at both College or university of California-Berkeley as well as the College or university of Idaho. She released her first book, Anything CAN OCCUR for the River, in 1934. With her spouse Raymond, she got two kids: David and Norah. She earned the Lewis Carroll Shelf Honor in 1958.

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Date Of Birth December 28, 1895
Place Of Birth Idaho
Profession Young Adult Author
Education University of California, Berkeley, University of Idaho
Nationality American
Spouse Raymond Woodard Brink
Children David R. Brink, Norah Brink Hunter
Parents Henrietta Watkins, Alexander Ryrie
Awards John Newbery Medal
Movies Caddie Woodlawn, All I Desire
Star Sign Capricorn

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1She received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Idaho in 1965.
2Her novels won several awards, including the John Newberry Award (1936, "Caddie Woodlawn"); the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1959, for "Caddie Woodlawn"); the Friends of American Writers Award (1955, for "The Headland"); the McKnight Family Foundation Medal (1966, for "Snow in the River"); the National League of American Pen Women Award (1966, for "Snow in the River"); the Southern California Council of Literature for Children and Young People Award (1966); and the Kerland Award (1978, for "Four Girls on a Homestead").
3In her hometown of Moscow, Idaho, a local nature park and a building on the campus of the University of Idaho bear her name.
4Is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority



Caddie Woodlawn1989novel
All I Desire1953novel "Stopover" - as Carol Brink

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