The No-Return Trail
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981
Winner of the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award,
Best Western for Young People.
Lewis Carrol Shelf Award.
British and Danish Rights
A fictionalized account of the 1841 Bidwell-Bartleson expedition which included seventeen-year-old Nancy Kelsey, the first American woman to journey from Missouri to California.
Beyond Another Door
Daria Peterson was usually a level-headed teenager. But a dish she won at a local carnival began to shimmer with a life force of its own, and then suddenly, the face of her dead grandmother appeared. No one believed her, of course. Not her best friend Kelly, or her mother, who was her exact opposite. And as her grandmother revealed things about her mother’s past, about love and loss, Daria began to see her mother in a different light. And with the knowledge came a growing fear–of the supernatural and her own growing psychic abilities….
Reigning Cats And Dogs
The humorous account based on the author’s experiences in raising two new born kittens, two grown German Shepherds and a lively family.
The Mark Of Conte
Atheneum, 1976; German Rights
Aladdin Paperback 1981
Southern California Council on Literature for Children
and Young People Award for Best Fiction
Nominee for California Young Reader Medal
When he realizes that the computer at his new school thinks that he’s two people, Conte decides to take a double course load and graduate in half the time.
Jason And The Money Tree
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974; Scholastic Paperback
When eleven-year-old Jason plants a money tree, he finds himself in conflict with both the law and nature.
Roanoke: A Novel Of The Lost Colony
Nominee for Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award
Nominee for Mark Twain Award
Nominee for Georgia State Award
Aladdin Paperback 9/2000
Where did they all go?
Sixteen-year-old orphan William Wythers, is eager to try life in the New World. He and the other settlers face an arduous voyage and difficult months ahead on Roanoke Island, off the coast of Virginia. Yet there is a wonderful freedom in defining the rules for this new world in America. And when William falls in love with a young Native American woman, it seems that life is going to be happy after all.
But when John White arrives from England with fresh supplies for the settlement, not a single person remains. Who knows what happened? An unsolved mystery in American history comes brilliantly alive in Sonia Levitin’s historical novel about the lost colony in Roanoke.
Rita The Weekend Rat
Atheneum, 1971, Scholastic Paperback
Cynthia is founder and President of the neighborhood Boy’s Club, the only girl in the group. The boys are always threatening to leave unless she comes up with new, exciting activities. Cynthia agrees to take Rita, the kindergarten’s rat, first for several weekends. The escapades involving Rita are more than anyone bargained for. Both funny and wise, RITA THE WEEKEND RAT is richly entertaining for young readers.
Journey To America
Junior Literary Guild
German Rights, Scholastic & Aladdin Paperback
1970, Jewish Book Council of America, Best
ALA Notable Book
A Jewish family fleeing Nazi Germany in 1938 endures innumerable separations before they are once again united.