Gloria Whelan

Gloria Whelan is an award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children and young adults. She won the National Book Award for young people’s literature for her novel Homeless Bird. A versatile author of historical and contemporary fiction for children and young adults, as well as short stories and poetry for adults, Whelan is, according to Liz Rosenberg in the Chicago Tribune, “an accomplished, graceful, and intelligent writer.” She lives in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and you can visit her at

Books by this Author

Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine
All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens
Small Acts of Amazing Courage

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If you can't write about it, it doesn't exist.

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