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Wende Dorothy Devlin

Wende Dorothy Devlin, American writer, artist. Recipient Arents award Syracuse University, 1977; named to New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame, 1989. Member Rutgers Advisory Council on Children's Literature, since 1980.


  • Devlin, Wende Dorothy was born on April 27, 1918 in Buffalo. Daughter of Bernhardt Phillip Wende and Elizabeth May Buffington.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1940.


    • The Trouble With Henriette
    • On her way to the Paris pound, her famous sense of smell undone by hay fever, Henriette the hound decides to prove she is still France's foremost truffle hunter and follows her nose through a ritzy hotel.
    • Cranberry Autumn
    • A search of Grandmother's attic turns up a valuable item for Cranberryport's fall antique sale while, at the same time, the wily trickster, Cyrus Grape, threatens to spoil everything, bringing Mr.
    • Old Black Witch!
    • When Nicky and his mom buy an old New England house to turn into a tearoom, they are startled to find they must share the house with its resident troublemaker, Old Black Witch.
    • A Kiss for a Warthog
    • If the warthog destined for the Oldwick zoo had not had a mind of her own, the rival towns of Oldwick and Quimby might never have become friends.


    Denomination: Congregationalist


    Member Rutgers Advisory Council on Children's Literature, since 1980.


    • Married Harry Devlin, August 30, 1941. Children: Harry, Wende, Jeffrey, Alexandra, Brian, Nicholas, David.
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    Born April 27, 1918
    Died August 13, 2002
    (aged 84)
    • 1940
      Syracuse University