“When I was a child, books were my refuge, and my favorite place to be was the public library. As an author for young readers, I am so happy to have come home to that world. What a privilege it is to maintain a connection with young people, while...read more
“When I was a child, books were my refuge, and my favorite place to be was the public library. As an author for young readers, I am so happy to have come home to that world. What a privilege it is to maintain a connection with young people, while reconnecting with the child in myself.”—Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Sharon Dennis Wyeth’s book Something Beautiful was selected by the Children’s Book Council as a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Her Always My Dad is a Reading Rainbow Selection.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sharon Dennis Wyeth brings a variety of experiences to her work as an author for young readers. She has been a family counselor, television writer, and actress, and is a cum laude graduate of Radcliffe College. Commended by Publishers Weekly for “her compassionate rendering of contemporary families,” she is the first recipient of the Stephen Crane Literary Award, awarded by the Newark Public Library.
Sharon Dennis Wyeth enjoys singing, hiking, cooking, and gardening.
AUTHOR FUN FACTS
Born: April 19 in Washington, D.C.
Previous jobs: Family counselor, actress, voice teacher, and television writer.
Inspiration for writing: “Remembrances of my own childhood; watching my own daughter grow up; my husband; the young people I meet in my travels; . . . my desire to share what I have learned and to pass on something beautiful.”
Favorite foods: Pasta, hot chocolate, corn on the cob
Favorite clothesto wear: Long dresses and big hats and sunglasses and huge earrings!
Favorite books: Books by Toni Morrison, Jane Austen, Walter Dean Myers, and Mary Pope Osborne
GINGER BROWN: TOO MANY HOUSES “This easy chapter book will appeal to transitional readers and also provide reluctant readers with an alternative to lengthier novels.”—Booklist
ONCE ON THIS RIVER “Wyeth’s passion for the period—and for prodigious research—is evident. . . . Impressive.”—Kirkus Reviews
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL “An uplifting story illustrated with strongly realistic paintings.”—The Horn Book Magazine