Crown Nominated Books

In The Forest With The Elephants

By R. Smith & M. Schmidt

Myanmar is the only country in Asia that still can boast a healthy elephant population. Thousands roam in the wild there, and thousands more work with humans to harvest valuable wood.

Nominated

2000-2001 Crown Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Gulliver Green

ISBN# 0-15-201289-3 (PB, HB)

Lass

By Roland Gebauer

Based on a true story, Lessons From a Sheepdog, by Phillip Keller, this account tells how he rescues Lass from an unhappy life in the city. Lass learns to trust and to become the great dog she was created to be.

Nominated

2000-2001 Crown Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Tommy Nelson

ISBN# 0-8499-1449-3 (HB)

Lucy’s Wish

By Joan L. Nixon

It’s 1866, and ten-year-old Lucy Grigg’s mother has just died, leaving Lucy alone on the streets of New York City. She learns about a group that sends orphans out west to new homes, and hopefully, a new, loving family—maybe even a little sister.

Honor

2000-2001 Crown Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Delacorte

ISBN# 0-385-32293-3 (HB)

Mary On Horseback

By Rosemary Wells

Mary Breckinridge, trained as a nurse during World War I, rode on horseback into the isolated mountains of Appalachia to bring medical help to those in need. Joined by others, her work became a model for rural health care worldwide.

Nominated

2000-2001 Crown Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Dial Press

ISBN# 0-8037-2154-4 (HB)

The Arrow Over The Door

By Joseph Bruchac, Illustrated by James Watling

Told in alternating viewpoints of Stands Straight and Samuel Russell, this is based on a historical meeting of Indians and Quakers during the Revolutionary War.

Nominated

2000-2001 Crown Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Dial Press

ISBN# 0-8037-2078-5 (PB, HB)

The Journey Of English

By Donna Brook

By the time English came to resemble the language we speak today, the British empire had established colonies on so many continents that the world had become filled with English speakers who now number more than a billion.

Nominated

2000-2001 Crown Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Clarion

ISBN# 0-395-71211-4 (HB)