Sharon Creech

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Birthday
29, 1945
Birthplace
South Euclid, OH
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
South Euclid, OH

About

Children's author who won both the American Newbery Medal and the British Carnegie Medal. Her best known works include Walk Two Moons, Ruby Holler, and Love That Dog.

Before Fame

Following her college graduation, she taught literature and writing in both England and Switzerland. She published her first children's book, Absolutely Normal Chaos, in the United Kingdom in 1990. Walk Two Moons was published four years later in the United States.

Trivia

She wrote several of her children's works, including Heartbeat and Love That Dog, in verse.

Family Life

She and her four siblings, Dennis, Douglas, Thomas and Sandy, grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of South Euclid. She married New Jersey educator Lyle Rigg, and the couple had two children: Karin and Rob.

Associated With

Karen Hesse is another female Newbery Medal-winning author.