Individual Author Record
Name: Irene HuntPen Name: None Genre: C:CHILD C:CHILD Born: May 8, 1907 in Pontiac, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionIrene Hunt was born in Pontiac, Illinois and then moved to Newton, Illinois with her family before she was one year of age. She taught in the public schools in Oak Park and Cicero.
Biographical and Professional InformationHunt taught in the public schools in Oak Park and Cicero and at the University of South Dakota for a total of 39 years. Her graduate work in psychology has helped make her characters unusually real. Her first novel, ''Across Five Aprils'', was published when she was 57. She based her story on the life of her grandfather and set it on the family farm where she grew up. All of Hunt's books are carefully researched and she was won several awards including the Newberry Medal.
*''Trail of Apple Blossoms'', 1968*''Claws of a Young Century: A Novel, Encore Editions, 1983*''William'', 1984*''The Everlasting Hills'', 1985*''Across Five Aprils, Berkley, 1986*''Up a Road Slowly, Scholastic Trade, 1988*''No Promises in the Wind, Berkley, 2002*''The Lottery Rose, Berkley, 2002