Gloria Whelan

       Gloria Whelan is a poet and award-winning short-story writer who has also written many books for children, including Hannah; Night of the Full Moon; Goodbye, Vietnam and Once on this Island. Several of her books have been IRA Children’s and Teachers’ Choices and Notable Children’s Trade Books in the field of Social Studies. She has received the distinguished Achievement Award from the Educational Press Association of America and the Society of Midland Authors’ 1994 Juvenile Fiction Award. She and her husband live in the woods of northern Michigan.

       Her newest book with Bethlehem Books is The Hedge School.

       When asked how she came to write the book [The Miracle of Saint Nicholas], she said, “Alexander Solzhenitsyn describes how as he traveled across the Russian countryside his landmarks along the way were the steeples of village churches—churches that were locked and empty. This sad sight stayed with me and I longed like Alexi to open those churches once again.”

Also by Gloria Whelan (Taken from the inside list The Hedge School)                                                  

See What I See The Locked Garden Parade of Shadows Summer of the War After the Train Goodbye, Vietnam Listening for Lions Burying the Sun Chu Ju’s House Homeless Bird Forgive the River, Forgive the Sky That Wild Berries Should Grow A Time to Keep Silent The Secret Keeper The Pathless Woods

Colonial India Series:

Small Acts of Amazing CourageAll My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens

Russian Saga:

Angel on the Square The Impossible Journey Burying the Sun The Turning

The Island Trilogy:

Once on This Island Farewell to the Island Return to the Island

Younger ReadersChapter Books:

Miranda’s Last Stand The Indian School Silver |Hannah The Wanigan: A Life on the River Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect Friends

Libby Mitchell Trilogy:

Next Spring an Oriole Night of the Full Moon The Shadow of the Wolf

Starvation Lake Chapter Book Series:

Welcome to Starvation Lake Rich and Famous in Starvation Lake A Haunted House in Starvation Lake Are There Bears in Starvation Lake?

Picture Books:

Smudge and the Books of Mistakes The Boy Who Wanted to Cook Waiting for the Owl's Call K is for Kabuki The Listeners Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers Yatandou Mackinac Bridge: The Story of the Five-Mile Poem Friend on Freedom River Jam and Jelly by Holly and Nellie The Miracle of St. Nicholas Bringing the Farmhouse Home A Week of Raccoons