Individual Author Record
Name: Elizabeth Gould HearnePen Name: Betsy Hearne Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA Fiction-Children Poetry Born: 1942 in Wilsonville, Alabama Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHearne studied children's literature and folklore, got a Ph. D. at the University of Chicago's Graduate Library School, and became a professor. She lives in Urbana, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationBetsy Hearne is former Director of The Center for Children's Books and a professor emerita in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she taught children's literature and storytelling for many years. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including ''Choosing Books for Children: A Commonsense Guide,'' the folktale anthology ''Beauties and Beasts'', fiction for both children and young adults, and picture books—one of which, ''Seven Brave Women'', won the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. The former children's book editor of ''Booklist'' and of ''The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books'', she has reviewed books for almost forty years and contributes regularly to ''The Horn Book Magazine''. Hearne has been president of the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People, and chair of the American Library Association’s Caldecott Award Committee. She received a National Teaching Award from the Association of Library and Information Science Education; the 2009 Anne Devereaux Jordan Award from the Children’s Literature Association; and from the University of Illinois, a University Scholar Award and a Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award.
*''South Star'', Atheneum, 1977*''Home'', Atheneum, 1979*''Choosing Books for Children, A Commonsense Guide'', Delacorte, 1981*''Eli`s Ghost'', Simon & Schuster, 1987*''Love Lines: Poetry in Person'', MacMillan, 1987*''Beauty and the Beast: Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale'', University of Chicago Press, 1989*''Polaroid and Other Poems of View'', Macmillan, 1991*''Eliza`s Dog'', Simon and Schuster, 1996*''Seven Brave Women'', Greenwillow Books, 1997*''Listening for Leroy'', Simon and Schuster, 1998*''Whose in the Hall, A Mystery in Four Chapters'', Greenwillow, 2000*''Wishes, Kisses and Pigs'', Simon & Schuster, 2001*''The Canine Connection, Stories About Dogs and People'', Simon & Schuster, 2003*''Hauntings: and Other Tales of Danger, Love, and Sometimes Loss'', HarperCollins, 2007