A time of growing

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Jean Van Leeuwen
Random House, Dec 1, 1967 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 322 pages
Eighteen short stories of young women at moments in their lives when they reach a new maturity or make discoveries about themselves and their worlds, by such authors as Jean Fritz, Katherine Mansfield, Nancy Hale, Reynolds Price, Jessamyn West, and Maureen Daly.

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About the author (1967)

Jean Van Leeuwen was born in 1937 and grew up in the town of Rutherford, New Jersey. After high school she attended Syracuse University, where she majored in journalism, thinking she would like to work on a magazine. Van leeuwen did work for a magazine briefly, then drifted into book publishing, where she found herself in the world of children┐s books, as an editor. She decided to try her hand at writing children's books and so took a writing class.Eventually, her first book, Timothy's Flower, was published. Since then, Van Leeuwen has written more than forty books. In her spare time she teaches a Writers' Workshop for adults and visit schools to talk about books. She also volunteers in a first-grade classroom, where she helps children with their writing. Van Leeuwen has written books that have won a wide array of honors, including the William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Children┐s Book Award, and the Booklist Editors┐ Choices.

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