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Margaret (Carver) Leighton was born December 20, 1896, at Oberlin, OH.
Her school years were spent in Cambridge, MA, and, during her father's teaching
sabbaticals, in France and Switzerland. After graduation from Radcliffe College
in 1918, she worked for a publishing house until 1921 when she left to marry
Herbert Leighton. Following her husband's untimely death in 1935, she moved to
California where she began writing books for young readers. She earned several
honors throughout her career including a Commonwealth Club of California Silver
Medal for The Singing Cave in 1945, and the 1959
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Memorial Book Award for Comanche
of the Seventh . She died June 19, 1987.
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The Other Island 1971
Note New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1971
(191 p.) Box MF550