Biography for Close to Famous


Penguin Putnam
Joan Bauer is the author of many books for young readers. She received a Newbery Honor Medal forHope Was Here, and the L.A. Times Book Prize forRules of the Road.The Christopher Award was given to both Hope was Here andClose to Famous,which also received the Schneider Family Book Award. Joan is the recipient of numerous state awards voted by readers.

School Library Journal says, "When it comes to creating strong, independent, and funny characters, Bauer is in a class by herself."

Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at www.joanbauer.com.

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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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