Judith Viorst Biography

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The 1960s spawned a number of innovative and provocative writers for children, who, owing to the intellectual frenzy of the time and to their willingness to explore characters, situations, and topics thought taboo but a few years earlier, expanded the long-established boundaries and extended the lines of communication of the traditional domain of American children's literature. Of these practitioners, only a select few have garnered the critical acclaim and audience popularity to generate their continued longevity into the 1970s and 1980s. One of the best is Judith Viorst, whose stories of her young sons, Anthony, Nicholas, and Alexander, show the sensitivity, humor, and timeliness readily accessible to American children today. From her first children's novel, Sunday Morning (1968), through her widely praised The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (1971) and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (1972) to her Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday...

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