Barbara Brooks Wallace was born and spent her child hood in China, but came to live in the United States. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National San Francisco was a port of entry for the family many times. The huge white-pillared mansion on the side of a hill that she lived in became the Sugar Hill Hall mansion which served as the setting for some of her most popular books. She graduated from UCLA where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United Alpha Phi ( ΑΦ) is a fraternity for women founded at Syracuse University on September 18, 1872.
Wallace is an award-winning American children's writer, including NLAPW Children's Book Award and International Youth Library "Best of the Best" for Claudia (2001) and William Allen White Children's Book Award for Peppermints in the Parlor (1983). Wallace won two Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America for The Twin in the Tavern (1994) and Sparrows in the Scullery (1998). The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars) named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. Mystery Writers of America is an organization for mystery writers based in New York. Cousins in The Castle (1997) and Ghosts in the Gallery (2001) were also nominated for an Edgar Award. The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars) named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America.
Wallace's books are often compared to Lemony Snicket as well as books by Joan Lowery Nixon, a four time recipient of the Edgar Award, and Beverly Cleary. Lemony Snicket is a Pseudonym used by author Daniel Handler in his book series A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as a character in that Joan Lowery Nixon ( February 3, 1927 – June 28, 2003) was a prolific American Journalist and Author, specializing The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars) named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. Beverly Cleary (born April 12 1916) is an American author from Oregon. She is given high praise by the American Library Association. The American Library Association ( ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally