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Paula Fox was born April 22, 1923, in New York City. Her father was a writer. The family moved around a great deal, and by the time she was 12, Paula had gone to nine different schools, including a one-room school in Cuba. The first thing she sought out in every school was the library. The Cuban school didn't have one.

Before she wrote kids' books, Fox was a salesgirl, a model, a worker in a rivet-sorting shop, and a lathe operator at Bethlehem Steel during World War II.

Fox lives in New York City, where she enjoys writing and playing the piano.


Quotes:

"Public libraries embody freedom, solace, and truth."

"A lie hides the truth. A story tries to find it."

"As I sit at my typewriter, working, there are moments when I feel I cannot write another word, when the sheer difficulty of discovering what I mean to say and how to say it is so daunting that I want to stop forever. I haven't yet stopped."


Books:

Amzat and His Brothers: Three Italian Tales

Desperate Characters

The Eagle Kite

A Likely Place

Lily and the Lost Boy

Maurice's Room

Monkey Island

The Moonlight Man

One-Eyed Cat

Radiance Descending

The Slave Dancer (1974 Newbery Award)

The Village by the Sea

Western Wind

The Widow's Children


thanks to:
http://204.234.22.1/SDGI/Dodge.dragonweb/Dodge.pages/authors/fox.html
http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/authors/pfox.html
www.amazon.com

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