Patricia Beatty Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 9 pages of information about the life of Patricia Beatty.
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The shelves of historical children's fiction created by Patricia Beatty invite her readers to share in her fascination with the past. Reflecting her interest in meticulous research, which she likened to detective work, the stories include lively details that transport the reader to another time. Critics pointed to her strong sense of humor as a particular asset in her work, as well as a sharp sense of place. A committed feminist, Beatty featured both heroines and heroes who engage in dramatic, absorbing and credible conflicts that involve questions of morality and courage. Again and again, her books were cited for awards and honors, and she received countless fan letters from readers of various ages and backgrounds.

The eldest of two children, Beatty was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, where her father, Walter Robbins, was a U.S. Coast Guard commander. In the 1920s, the Coast Guard...

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