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Grace Taber Hallock (April 10, 1893 – August 17, 1967) was an American children's writer of the early to mid-20th century. Many of her books explained health and science issues, including Florence Nightingale and the Founding of Professional Nursing and Marie Curie (both published by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. as part of a series called Health Heroes).[2][3][4]

Grace Hallock
BornGrace Taber Hallock
April 10, 1893
Milton, New York
DiedAugust 17, 1967(1967-08-17) (aged 74)[1]
Newburgh, New York
GenreChildren's novels, health education

She was born in 1893 on the farm that belonged to her parents, Robin W. Hallock and Isabel Taber Hallock. She lived there her whole life.[5] She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1914 and afterward helped organize the suffragette organization in Ulster County, New York.[1]

Newbery AwardEdit

Hallock was recognized with a Newbery Honor in 1929 for The Boy Who Was, published in 1928.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Grace Taber Hallock, 74, Wrote Youth Health Books". The New York Times. August 19, 1967. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Grace Taber Hallock".
  3. ^ Hallock, Grace; Turner, Clare Elsmere (1959). Florence Nightingale and the Founding of Professional Nursing. Health heroes. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
  4. ^ Hallock, Grace; Curie, Eve (n.d.). Marie Curie. Health heroes.
  5. ^ "Grace Hallock, Author, Dies". The Kingston Daily Freeman. August 18, 1967. p. 6. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922–Present". American Library Association. Retrieved December 30, 2009.

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