1921 - 2006
(1997 Kerlan Award)
The Kerlan Award is given "in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children's literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children's literature." The books listed below are owned by the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Library.
Taylor, Theodore. (1997, c1995). The bomb. New York, N.Y. : Avon Books. INTR-FIC T2463bm
In 1945, when the Americans liberate the Bikini Atoll from the Japanese, fourteen-year-old Sorry Rinamu does not realize that the next year he will lead a desperate effort to save his island home from a much more deadly threat.
Taylor, Theodore. (2002). The boy who could fly without a motor. San Diego : Harcourt. INTR-FIC T2463BO
In 1935, living at a lighthouse near San Francisco, a lonely nine-year-old boy inadvertently summons a magician who teaches him the secret of flying.
Taylor, Theodore. (1969). The cay. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. INTR-FIC T2463ca & Teaching Materials Z1033.H53 T195ca 1999
When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, an adolescent white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a tiny Caribbean island where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.
Taylor, Theodore. (2002). Hello, Arctic. (Illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine). San Diego : Harcourt. PRIM-FIC T2465HE
Greets the birds and animals of the tundra as they experience the change of seasons in their frozen northern land.
Taylor, Theodore. (2005). Ice drift. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt. INTR-FIC T2463ic
Two Inuit brothers must fend for themselves while stranded on an ice floe that is adrift in the Greenland Strait.
Taylor, Theodore. (2002). Lord of the Kill. New York : Blue Sky Press. INTR-FIC T2763Lo
With his parents in India, sixteen-year-old Ben Jepson is in charge of Los Coyotes Preserve, a refuge for big cats near Los Angeles, when two powerful groups try to shut it down by intimidation, murder, and kidnapping the largest tiger in captivity.
Taylor, Theodore. (1974). Teetoncey. (Illustrated by Richard Cuffari). Garden City, NY : Doubleday. INTR-FIC T2463TE
In this first novel of a trilogy, eleven-year-old Ben rescues an English girl from a shipwreck off the Outer Banks of North Carolina; and, though she becomes part of his family, she never speaks.
Taylor, Theodore. (1991). The weirdo. San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. INTR-FIC T2463WE
When sixteen-year-old Sam falls in love with disfigured Chip Clewt and helps him in his campaign to save the black bears in the North Carolina swamp near her home, she gets in deep trouble with her father, an avid hunter.
Berman, R. (2001). Theodore Taylor. The Kerlan Awards in children's literature, 1975-2001 (pp. 236-244). St. Paul: Pogo Press. Children Ref PN 497 .K47 2001
Taylor, Theodore 1921-2006 (T.T. Lang). (2007). In Something about the author (Vol.177, pp.187-188). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Taylor, Theodore 1921 - (T.T. Lang). (2002). In Something about the author (Vol.128, pp. 220-230). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Taylor, Theodore 1921 - (T.T. Lang). (1996). In Something about the author (Vol. 83, pp. 209-215). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Taylor, Theodore 1921 - . (1989). In Something about the author (Vol. 54, pp. 135-146). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Theodore Taylor 1924- . (1971). In Something about the author (Vol. 5, pp. 185-186). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009
Theodore Taylor 1921- . (1987). In Something about the author autobiography series (Vol. 4, pp. 303-320). Detroit: Gale. Online Something about the Author database.
Theodore Taylor http://www.theodoretaylor.com/
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