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Stephanie S. Tolan
Born Ohio
Occupation Children's author
Language English
Nationality US
Education Masters
Alma mater Purdue University
Period 1978 - present
Genre Children's literature
Notable works Surviving the Applewhites
Notable awards Newbery Medal Honor

Stephanie S. Tolan (born 1942 in Ohio) is an American author of children's books. Her book Surviving the Applewhites received a Newbery Honor in 2003. She obtained a master's degree in English at Purdue University. Tolan is a senior fellow at the Institute for Educational Advancement. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband. Her papers are kept at the University of Central Missouri.

Children's books

  • 1978 Grandpa and Me Scribners
  • 1980 The Last of Eden, Warne
  • 1981 The Liberation of Tansy Warner, Scribners
  • 1981 No Safe Harbors
  • 1983 The Great Skinner Strike, Atheneum Books
  • 1983 A Time to Fly Free
  • 1986 Pride of the Peacock, Atheneum
  • 1987 The Great Skinner Getaway
  • 1987 The Great Skinner Homestead
  • 1988 A Good Courage
  • 1990 Plague Year, William Morrow
  • 1992 The Witch of Maple Park
  • 1992 Sophie and the Sidewalk Man
  • 1992 March Hooper and the Greatest Treasure in the World
  • 1993 Save Halloween William Morrow
  • 1994 Who's There?, HarperCollins
  • 1996 Welcome to the Ark (Volume 1 of the Ark Trilogy), William Morrow
  • 1996 The Great Skinner Enterprise
  • 1998 The Face in the Mirror, HarperCollins
  • 1999 Ordinary Miracles, HarperTeen
  • 2001 Flight of the Raven (Volume 2 of the Ark Trilogy), HarperTeen
  • 2002 Surviving the Applewhites 2003 Newbery Honor Book
  • 2004 Bartholomew's Blessing
  • 2006 Listen!, HarperCollins
  • 2009 Wishworks, Inc., Arthur A. Levine Books,
  • 2012 Applewhites at Wit's End (Applewhites Family #2)

Books for adults

  • 2011 Change Your Story, Change Your Life, Createspace.

Adapted works

Contributing author

  • 2008 Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, produced by the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (various authors/illustrators). Candlewick Press


  • 2020 Connected: Intuition and Resonance in Smart People, by Alan D. Thompson.
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