Gloria Whelan

Winner, 2000 National Book Awards

Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made PerfectAngel on the SquareBurying the SunOnce on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Return to the Island.
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Homeless Bird

Gloria Whelan, Homeless Bird book cover
ISBN 9780064408196 HarperCollins

Like many girls her age in the India of her time period, thirteen-year-old-Koly is getting married. Full of hope and courage, she leaves home forever. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled about exactly what she is marrying into. More about this book >

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Gloria Whelan

Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award; Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made PerfectAngel on the SquareBurying the SunOnce on This Island, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Return to the Island. She lives in the woods of northern Michigan.

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