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Hooker, Ruth

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1920-1998) US author of books for Young Adult readers and younger children, whose Kennaquhair (1976) follows six children who leave a Ruined Earth urban environment and find a pastoral enclave, where a guru named Olmun [ie Old Man] teaches them how to adjust with loving kindness to the new world. [JC]

Ruth Hooker

born Rockville Center, New York: 30 April 1920

died Napierville, Illinois: 1 June 1998


  • Kennaquhair (Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon, 1976) [hb/Al Michini]


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