Biography for Close to Famous


Penguin Putnam
Joan Bauer (www.joanbauer.com) has won critical acclaim for her many books, which include the Newbery Honor Book Hope Was Here and Rules of the Road, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Penguin Putnam
Joan Bauer is the author of nine previous novels for young readers, among them the Newbery Honor Book,Hope Was Here, and the Los Angeles Times Prize winner, Rules of the Road. She has also twice received the Christopher Award, as well as the Schneider Family Book Award and the Golden Kite Award. Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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