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Mavis Jukes

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Mavis Jukes in Nyack, New York, is an American author of novels for children. She has also published nonfiction books for children and pre-teens about puberty. Her first book, No One is Going to Nashville, was published in 1983. She received the Newbery Honor distinction in 1985 for her book Like Jake and Me. Her books are usually health-based. Before becoming an author, Jukes was a lawyer and a teacher. Mrs. Jukes lives with her husband, the sculptor and painter Robert H. Hudson, and their daughters in Sonoma County, California.