Paula Fox (1923-2017) was an American author of YA, children’s, and literary fiction novels, and non-fiction books. She attended Columbia University. Paula received the Newbery Medal twice, as well as the Hans Christian Medal and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. She was the wife of literary critic/translator Martin Greenberg, mother of two (plus a daughter she gave up for adoption), and the biological grandmother of musician Courtney Love.

Paula Fox made her debut as a published author in 1966 with the novel Maurice’s Room. Below is a list of Paula Fox’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Maurice's Room(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poor George(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portrait of Ivan(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blowfish Live in the Sea(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desperate Characters(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Western Coast(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Slave Dancer(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Widow's Children(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One-eyed Cat(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Place Apart(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Servant's Tale(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moonlight Man(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lily and the Lost Boy aka The Lost Boy(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Village By the Sea aka In a Place of Darkness(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In a Place of Danger(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The God of Nightmares(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Monkey Island(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Western Wind(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eagle Kite(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gathering Darkness(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Radiance Descending(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

Good Ethan(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traces(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chapter Books

How Many Miles to Babylon?(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Likely Place(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dear Prosper(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stone-Faced Boy(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King's Falcon(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amzat and His Brothers(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Borrowed Finery(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coldest Winter(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Paula Fox Synopses: Blowfish Live in the Sea is a standalone children’s novel by Paula Fox. Thirteen-year-old Carrie is totally absorbed with and concerned about her nineteen-year-old half brother, Ben. She can’t understand his change from the loving, funny brother she’s always known to the sullen, shut-off young man he’s become. When he asks her to come with him to Boston to meet his real dad, she’s hopeful – maybe the old Ben isn’t gone after all. But the truth Carrie uncovers in Boston isn’t quite so simple. The old Ben is gone. And somehow, she’s going to have to learn to accept the way things are now.

The Slave Dancer is a Newbery Medal winning standalone novel by Paula Fox. This novel follows Jessie, a young boy snatched off the docks in New Orleans and thrown aboard a slave ship in a suspenseful and horrifying depiction of survival.

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