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Edwin Tunis

Born: Dec 8, 1897

Death: Jan 1, 1973

Birthplace: Cold Spring Harbor

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Edwin Tunis

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1897
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1973
Birth Place : Cold Spring Harbor

Edwin Burdette Tunis was an American painter, mural artist, book illustrator, radio announcer, actor, theater set designer and author. As a children's writer Tunis was one runner-up for the Newbery Medal in 1962. He also won the Thomas A. Edison Foundation Children's Book Award for special excellence in portraying America’s past. He wrote and illustrated several books, including: Oars, Sails, and Steam: A Picture Book of Ships; Weapons; Wheels; Colonial Living; and Indians.


  • Writer

Awards Won

  • John Newbery Medal
  • Newbery Honor
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