Rosemary Harris (writer)

Rosemary Harris (writer)

Rosemary Jeanne Harris (born 1923, London) is a British writer of fiction for children.

Harris attended school in Weymouth, and then studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Chelsea School of Art and the Courtauld Institute. She served in the British Red Cross Nursing Auxiliary Westminster Division during World War II, and has worked as a picture restorer, a reader for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and a children's book reviewer for "The Times" from 1970 to 1973. She won the Carnegie Medal in 1968 for "The Moon in the Cloud". This book was the first in a trilogy dealing with a child's adventures in ancient Egypt. The subsequent books were "The Shadow on the Sun" and "The Bright and Morning Star". The book was also the basis for a 1978 episode of the BBC series "Jackanory".

Partial bibliography

External links

* [ Brief biography of Rosemary Harris] at the Carnegie Medal website
*imdb title|0765904|Jackanory: The Moon in the Cloud
* [ Review of "A Quest for Orion" by Rosemary Harris]

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