Carolyn Reeder

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Carolyn Reeder (November 16, 1937 – January 20, 2012)[1] was an American writer best known for children's historical novels. She also wrote three non-fiction books about Shenandoah National Park for adults.[2] She won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.[3] During the last year of her life she wrote a column for children in The Washington Post (KidsPost) about Civil War history.[1]

Carolyn Bruce Owens was born in Washington, D.C..[1] She studied organ and voice at American University where she graduated in 1959 with a degree in music.[1][4] She lived in Glen Echo, Maryland. She was afflicted by kidney cancer and died in a Washington hospital.[1]


  • Shades of Grey (1989). Shades of Gray. Simon and Schuster. 1999. ISBN 978-0-689-82696-2.
  • Moonshiner's Son. Harpercollins Childrens Books. 1995. ISBN 978-0-380-72251-8.
  • Foster's War. Scholastic Inc. 2000. ISBN 978-0-590-09856-4.
  • Across the Lines. HarperCollins. 1998. ISBN 978-0-380-73073-5.
  • Grandpa's Mountain. Turtleback Books. 1993. ISBN 978-0-7857-0623-6.
  • Captain Kate, Avon Books, 1999, ISBN 978-0-380-97628-7
  • Before the Creeks Ran Red, HarperCollins, 2003, ISBN 978-0-06-623616-2
  • The Secret Project Notebook, Los Alamos Historical Society, 2005, ISBN 0-941232-33-6

  • Shenandoah Heritage,
  • Shenandoah Vestiges,
  • Shenandoah Secrets, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, 1991


  1. ^ a b c d e "Carolyn Reeder, teacher and author of historical fiction for children, dies at 74". The Washington Post. March 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
  2. ^ [1] Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Carolyn Reeder: From Reader to Writer". Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  4. ^ [2] Archived August 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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