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Book Review ofIZZY, WILLY – NILLYByCYNTHIA VOIGTSubmitted by:Jonas de CastroABM – C
BACKGROUND OF THE AUTHORCynthia Voigtwas born February 25, 1942, inBoston,Massachusetts. She graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts and workedin advertising in New York City. In 1964, she married and moved to Santa Fe,New Mexico, where she started teaching. She taught second grade (and one highschool English class) at the Key School in Annapolis, Maryland, from 1966 to1971. She divorced in 1972, and taught high school English in Glen Burnie,Maryland. She began writing again and remarried in 1974, to Walter Voigt, whotaught classical Greek at The Key School, where she returned to teach highschool English again. After winning the Newbery Medal for "Dicey's Song," sheleft teaching to write full-time and moved to Deer Isle, Maine. She is the motherof two children, Peter and Jessica.
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