Susan Cooper, born and raised in England, has written books for children and young adults, a Broadway play, and several screenplays, two of which earned Emmy nominations. The five books in her fantasy sequence, The Dark Is Rising, won between them the Newbery Medal, two Carnegie Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and two Tir na n-Og Awards. She is a passionate advocate of the written word, particularly in a book of lectures, Dreams and Wishes. Susan Cooper has two grown children and lives in Massachusetts.

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More Books by Susan Cooper

Ghost Hawk (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster)

The Boggart (Simon & Schuster/McElderry Books)

The Boggart and the Monster (McElderry)

Green Boy (McElderry)

The Silver Cow, illustrated by Warwick Hutton (McElderry)

Frog, illustrated by Jane Browne (McElderry)

The Magician’s Boy, illustrated by Serena Riglietti (McElderry)

Behind the Golden Curtain: A View of the USA (Scribner)

The Magic Maker: A Portrait of John Langstaff, Creator of The Christmas Revels  (Candlewick)

Dreams and Wishes: essays on writing for children (McElderry)

When I Was Your Age, contributor (Candlewick)

9/ll: The Book of Help, contributor (Cricket Books)