Newbery Medal and Honor Books: 1959 - 1965

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
1.  The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
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  "1959 Medal Winner -- A high-spirited teenage girl rebels against the narrow-minded ways of Puritan Connecticut and befriends a lonely old woman who is subsequently accused of being a witch."
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The Family Under the Bridge
2.  The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson
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  "1959 Honor Book -- Old Armand, a Parisian hobo, enjoyed his solitary, carefree life until he found that three homeless children and their working mother had claimed his shelter under the bridge."
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Along Came a Dog (Harper Trophy Books)
3.  Along Came a Dog (Harper Trophy Books) by Meindert DeJong
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  "1959 Honor Book -- A story of the friendship between a little red hen and a homeless dog who appoints himself her protector."
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Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa (Newbery Honor Roll)
4.  Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa (Newbery Honor Roll) by Francis Kalnay
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  "1959 Honor Book -- Adventures of a boy and his pony on the Argentine Pampa."
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The Perilous Road
5.  The Perilous Road by William O. Steele
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  "1959 Honor Book -- Fourteen-year-old Chris, bitterly hating the Yankees for invading his Tennessee mountain home, learns a difficult lesson about the waste of war & the meaning of tolerance & courage."
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Onion John
6.  Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
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  "1960 Medal Winner -- The story of a friendship between a 12-year-old boy and an immigrant handyman, almost wrecked by the good intentions of the townspeople."
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My Side of the Mountain
7.  My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
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  "1960 Honor Book -- In this enthralling story, a boy builds a treehouse in the mountains and learns to live entirely by his wits."
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America Is Born: A History for Peter
8.  America Is Born: A History for Peter by Gerald Johnson
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  "1960 Honor Book"
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The Gammage Cup: A Novel of the Minnipins
9.  The Gammage Cup: A Novel of the Minnipins by Carol Kendall
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  "1960 Honor Book -- A handful of Minnipins rise up against the Periods and are exiled to a mountain where they discover that the ancient enemies of their people are preparing to attack."
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
10.  Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
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  "1961 Medal Winner -- The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast."
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America Moves Forward a History for Peter
11.  America Moves Forward a History for Peter by G. W. Johnson
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  "1961 Honor Book"
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Old Ramon (Newbery Honor Roll)
12.  Old Ramon (Newbery Honor Roll) by Jack Schaeffer
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  "1961 Honor Book -- A wise old shepherd teaches a young boy lessons about survival, bravery, wisdom, and friendship as he shows him how to care for a flock of sheep in the harsh Mojave Desert."
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The Cricket in Times Square
13.  The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
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  "1961 Honor Book -- The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat."
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The Bronze Bow
14.  The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
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  "1962 Medal Winner -- A young Jewish rebel is filled with hatred for the Romans and a desire to avenge his parents' deaths until Jesus teaches him love and understanding of others."
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Frontier Living: An Illustrated Guide to Pioneer Life in America
15.  Frontier Living: An Illustrated Guide to Pioneer Life in America by Edwin Tunis
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  "1962 Honor Book -- Describes the daily lives of American pioneers who explored and settled the territories west of the Appalachians."
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The Golden Goblet (Newbery Library, Puffin)
16.  The Golden Goblet (Newbery Library, Puffin) by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
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  "1962 Honor Book -- A young Egyptian boy struggles to reveal a hideous crime and reshape his own destiny."
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Belling the Tiger
17.  Belling the Tiger by Mary Stolz
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  "1962 Honor Book"
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A Wrinkle in Time (The Time Quartet)
18.  A Wrinkle in Time (The Time Quartet) by Madeleine L'Engle
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  "1963 Medal Winner -- Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government."
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Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland
19.  Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland by Leclaire Alger
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  "1963 Honor Book"
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Men of Athens
20.  Men of Athens by Olivia Coolidge
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  "1963 Honor Book"
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It's Like This, Cat
21.  It's Like This, Cat by Emily Chene Neville
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  "1964 Medal Winner -- Fourteen-year-old Dav & his father don't always agree on things, but with the help of his cat & some of his friends, their understanding of each other finally begins to develop."
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Rascal
22.  Rascal by Sterling North
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  "1964 Honor Book -- The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal."
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The Loner (An Apple Paperback)
23.  The Loner (An Apple Paperback) by Ester Wier
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  "1964 Honor Book -- The boy with no name doesn't remember his past; all he knows is that he has to survive, and that means picking fruit on various farms across the southwest."
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Shadow Of A Bull
24.  Shadow Of A Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
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  "1965 Medal Winner -- Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor."
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Across Five Aprils
25.  Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
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  "1965 Honor Book -- Young Jethro Creighton grows from a boy to a man when he is left to take care of the family farm in Illinois during the difficult years of the Civil War."
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