Virginia Sorensen

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Birthday
17, 1912
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Dec 24, 1991 (79)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1912
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Dec 24, 1991 (79)

About

An American fiction writer, she is best known for Miracles on Maple Hill, which won the 1957 Newbery Medal. Her other works for children include Curious Missie, Plain Girl, and Lotte's Locket.

Before Fame

She grew up in Utah and lived for a time in Eerie, Pennsylvania.

Trivia

She received two Guggenheim Fellowships: one to study Mexican Indian tribes, and one to study in Denmark.

Family Life

Her first husband, Frederick C. Sorensen, was a professor at Indiana State University. She later married Alec Waugh.

Associated With

She and Karen Hesse both won the Newbery Medal.