Throwing Shadows

Finalist, National Book Awards 1980 for Children's Books - Hardcover

Book Jacket Throwing Shadows
ISBN 9781416949596
Atheneum Books for Young Readers |
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E.L. Konigsburg

E.L. Konigsburg was a children's author of 20 books, about half of which she illustrated. In 1968, she won her first Newbery Medal for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. She won a second Newbery Medal in 1997 for A View from Saturday. More about this author >

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‘ A retired college president is determined to best a young beachcomber

‘ A store manager accuses a boy of shoplifting

‘ A tour guide strikes a bargain with an enterprising orphan

‘ A boy recovering from a broken arm befriends an elderly woman

in an old folks’ home

‘ A widow and her son seize an opportunity presented

by a pair of antiques dealers

In each of these extraordinary short stories from the perceptive pen of E. L. Konigsburg, a chance meeting between two people casts a shadow on what things have been and what they can become, and changes a life forever. (Atheneum)