An American fiction writer, she actually is most widely known for Wonders about Maple Hill, which received the 1957 Newbery Medal. Her additional works for kids include Interested Missie, Plain Lady, and Lotte’s Locket. She was raised in Utah and resided for a while in Eerie, Pa. She received two Guggenheim Fellowships: someone to research Mexican Indian tribes, and someone to research in Denmark. Her 1st spouse, Frederick C. Sorensen, was a teacher at Indiana Condition University. She later on wedded Alec Waugh. She and Karen Hesse both received the Newbery Medal.