Michael O Tunnell

For many years, I taught children's literature at Brigham Young University, and I've authored several books for children, including The Story of Ourselves: Teaching History Through Children's Literature and Children's Literature, Briefly. I was involved in the selection of the winner of the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious of children's book honors, on two occasions. Glenna, my wife, and I live in Orem, Utah. Our family consists of four grown children and nine grandchildren. When we have the opportunity, we love to explore the world and have recently visited Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Japan, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, France, and England.

I've written picture books, nonfiction books, and novels for children of various ages. Many of my publications are historical in nature, such as The Children of Topaz, a photo-essay about the Japanese-American internment camp in Utah during WWII. Additional examples include the picture book Mailing May (drawn by Ted Read More chevron_right