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Jane Langton


(Jane Gillson Langton)
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Jane Gillson Langton (born December 30, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American mystery writer and author of children's literature.

Langton studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1944. She received an M.A. in art history from the University of Michigan in 1945, and another M.A. from Radcliffe College in 1948. She studied at the Boston Museum School from 1958 to 1959.
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1981) : The Fledgling
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1985) : Emily Dickinson Is Dead


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