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Julia Woolfolk Cunningham (October 4, 1916 – February 27, 2008) was an American author of children's literature.[1]

She is best remembered for her novel Dorp Dead which won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and for The Treasure Is The Rose which was a finalist for the National Book Award.[1]

She was sister to John W. Cunningham, a Western author who created the story of the influential film High Noon.[1] Her first cousin was the neuroscientist and physician John Lilly.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Julia Woolfolk Cunningham 1916 - 2008, Santa Barbara". Santa Barbara Independent, Inc. Retrieved July 8, 2015.

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