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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
PublisherDown East Books
File size4.1 Mb
Release date 02.12.2014
ISBN9781608933068
Pages count32
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Ethel Frances Pochocki was a children's book author living in Brooks, Maine.

She developed a passion for books and writing working at the New York City Public Library.While raising eight children, she turned to writing in the early morning hours.Her writing career began when she won an essay writing contest about her experience taking in inner city kids with the Fresh Air Project in New York City. Through the 1960s and 1970s, she contributed numerous essays and poems to the leading Catholic publications of the time.Her award winning books include her collaborations with Maine illustrator Mary Beth Owens, such as The Gazebo, Penny for a Hundred and Rosebud and Red Flannel. She also collaborated with award winning illustrator Barry Moser on Blessing of the Beasts and The Mushroom Man.

Her contributions to children's literature were recognized by the Maine Library Association with the 2008 Katahdin Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 1991 Lupine Award for outstanding childrens literature. Her classic, Penny for a Hundred, was designated a notable book of 1996 by the Smithsonian Magazine.

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