An American writer of children's and young adult fiction, she is known for novels such as The Leftover Elf and Truth and Consequences. Her 1974 work, The Edge of Next Year, was a finalist for the National Book Award.Her work, The Noonday Friends, received the Newbery Honor in 1966.She and Lisa Armstrong both contributed to Cosmopolitan magazine.BEFORE FAME
She attended Columbia University and Gibbs College. She drafted her first novel, To Tell Your Love, on yellow legal pads.PERSONAL LIFE
She was born in Massachusetts and raised in New York. In 1964, she married Thomas C. Jaleski.FUN FACTS
Children's Author Mary Stolz were born on Wednesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Aquamarine, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Monkey, it is 80 days until Mary Stolz next birthday.