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Carol Fenner
Born (1929-09-30)September 30, 1929
North Hornell, New York
Died February 16, 2002(2002-02-16) (aged 72)
Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Period 1963–2002
Genre Children's and young adult fiction
Notable works Yolonda's Genius

Carol Elizabeth Fenner (September 30, 1929 – February 16, 2002) was an American children's writer.

Fenner's book Gorilla-Gorilla won a Christopher Award and The Skates of Uncle Richard won honors from the Coretta Scott King Award. In addition, she was twice a runner-up for the Newbery Award: once each for Gorilla-Gorilla and Yolonda's Genius. Just prior to her death, Yolonda's Genius was optioned by a major studio for possible production of a movie for television.

  • Tigers in the Cellar (1963)
  • Christmas Tree on the Mountain (1966)
  • Lagalag, the Wanderer (1968)
  • Gorilla-Gorilla (1973) - "Fenner has turned a reading of Schaller's Year of the Gorilla and her own zoo observations into a sound and vividly empathic account, and Shimin's soft gray drawings reiforce the mood of her prose."
  • The Skates of Uncle Richard (1978) - "The book fairly oozes earnestness but Marsha's wobbly-ankle misery and ensuing satisfaction are not to be denied."
  • A Summer Of Horses (1989) - "Horse fans will read almost any horse book once, but there are a few stories that equine enthusiasts will return to again and again. This thoughtful novel is just such a book..."
  • Randall's Wall (1991)
  • Yolonda's Genius (1995) - "Fenner's (Randall's Wall) pace is sometimes too leisurely, but her heartwarming story merits acclaim for its fresh premise and forceful characterizations."
  • King of Dragons (1998)
  • Snowed-in With Grandmother Silk (2004, posthumously)
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