Emily Cheney Neville

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Emily Cheney Neville (December 28, 1919 – December 14, 1997) was an American author. She was born in Manchester, Connecticut and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1940. After receiving her A.B. from Bryn Mawr, she worked for the New York Daily News and the New York Daily Mirror newspapers.[1] She had five children with her husband, Glenn Neville,[2] a newspaperman,[1] and lived in New York City.[1] Her first book, It's Like This, Cat (1963), won the Newbery Medal in 1964.[3] Her other works include: Berries Goodman (1965); The Seventeen-Street Gang (1966); Traveler From a Small Kingdom (1968); and Fogarty (1969).[2]

"Her books have been praised by critics for their emphasis on realism and honest depiction of adolescent life," especially urban life.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Emily Cheney Neville". HarperCollins. Archived from the original on 2013-05-24. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  2. ^ a b c "Emily Cheney Neville Papers". The Children's Literature Research Collections. University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2007-06-10.
  3. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922–Present". American Library Association. 2007-05-16. Archived from the original on 2007-06-16. Retrieved 2007-06-10.

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