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Kathryn Lasky (1944-)

Awards, Honors

Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, 1981, for The Weaver's Gift; Notable Books designation, American Library Association (ALA), 1981, for The Night Journey and The Weaver's Gift; National Jewish Book Award, Jewish Welfare Board Book Council, and Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries, both 1982, both for The Night Journey; Notable Book designation, New York Times, and Best Books for Young Adults designation, ALA, both 1983, both for Beyond the Divide; Newbery Honor Book, and Notable Books designation, both ALA, both 1984, and both for Sugaring Time; Best Books for Young Adults designation, ALA, 1984, for Prank; Notable Books designation, ALA, 1985, for Puppeteer; Best Books for Young Adults designation, ALA, 1986, for Pageant; "Youth-to-Youth Books: A List for Imagination and Survival" citation, Pratt Library's Young Adult Advisory Board, 1988, for The Bone Wars; Golden Trilobite Award, Paleontological Society, 1990, for Traces of Life: The Origins of Humankind; Parenting Reading Magic Award, 1990, for Dinosaur Dig; Edgar Award nominee for Best Juvenile Mystery, 1992, for Double Trouble Squared; Sequoyah Young Adult Book Award, 1994, for Beyond the Burning Time; National Jewish Book Award and Notable Books designation, ALA, both 1997, both for Marven of the Great North Woods; John Burroughs Award for Outstanding Nature Book for Children, and Editor's Choice designation, Cricket magazine, both 1998, both for The Most Beautiful Roof in the World: Exploring the Rainforest Canopy; Western Heritage Award, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and Edgar Award nominee, both 1999, both for Alice Rose and Sam. In 1986, Lasky won the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her body of work; she is also the recipient of several child-selected awards.

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