Ann Turner


Ann Turner began her writing career as a poet and has subsequently published more than 35 novels, picture books, and poetry collections for young readers. Her novel A Hunter Comes Home (1980) was an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and her first picture book, Dakota Dugout (1985), received the same honor. Among Turner’s other books are Abe Lincoln Remembers (2001), an NCSS/CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; Through Moon and Stars and Night Skies (1989), a Reading Rainbow selection; the YA novel Hard Hit (2006); and the free verse memoir Learning to Swim (2000). Turner lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with her family.

Festival Years: 2004

Recommended Reading

Abe Lincoln Remembers