Scott O'Dell

1898 - 1989

Scott O'Dell

Scott O'Dell (May 23, 1898 – October 15, 1989) was an American author of 26 novels for young people, along with three novels for adults and four nonfiction books. He wrote historical fiction, primarily, including several children's novels about historical California and Mexico. For his contribution as a children's writer he received the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1972, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scott O'Dell has received more than 184,100 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,224th most popular writer.

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  • 18

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  • 2.25

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  • 3.36

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Among writers, Scott O'Dell ranks 4,218 out of 4,883Before him are Luigi Galleani, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Cyril Collard, Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Howard Jacobson, and Virginie Despentes. After him are Colm Tóibín, Nicholas Meyer, Atiq Rahimi, Michael Scott, Joel Chandler Harris, and Philip Massinger.

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Among people born in 1898, Scott O'Dell ranks 176Before him are Yun Chi-young, Richmond Landon, Gertrude Lawrence, Kay Sage, Leonard Howell, and David Jack. After him are Constance Talmadge, Jadwiga Smosarska, Chesty Puller, Arthur Legat, Oscar Homolka, and Joe Spence. Among people deceased in 1989, Scott O'Dell ranks 168Before him are Fred Agabashian, Brian Naylor, Laurie Cunningham, Marshall Harvey Stone, Hassler Whitney, and Juan Hilario Marrero. After him are Richard Quine, Yasuji Miyazaki, Virgil Thomson, György Kulin, Lee Calhoun, and Gilda Radner.

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