Fran Cannon Slayton is a former child abuse prosecutor turned children's author. Her debut novel is WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS (Philomel/Penguin, 2009), edited by Patricia Lee Gauch.
Reviews, Accolades and Awards for WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS
by Fran Cannon Slayton:
"An unassuming masterpiece"
- Kirkus, Starred Review
"Nostalgia done right"
- School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Expertly blends suspense with emotional complexity"
- The Washington Post
- Publishers Weekly
"Old-fashioned storytelling at its best"
- Audiofile Magazine (reviewing audio edition)
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Nominee, 2010
ABC Best Books for Children, 2009
Bank Street College Best Children's Books of 2010
CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominee, 2010-11
Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Book Award Nominee, 2010-11
Indiana Young Hoosier Award Nominee, 2011-12
Virginia Readers Choice Award Nominee, 2011-12
Chosen to represent VA and WV at the National Book Festival, 2010
ALA Notable Children's Recordings Discussion List, 2011
CCBC Choices, 2010
Member since 2005
Region: Mid Atlantic (D.C./Virginia)
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