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Clyde Robert Bulla

Clyde Robert Bulla

Clyde Robert Bulla was born January 9th, 1914 and grew up on a farm in the country near King City, Missouri. He went to a one-room country school and was soon writing his own stories and verses. No one wanted the stories Clyde wrote, however, until a pulp magazine bought one when he was twenty. Then he sold another . . . and another. The stories were not top quality, but the sales helped him and his family make it through the Depression. Meanwhile, he was learning about writing and developing his style.

Bulla moved into town and worked on a newspaper there. In his spare time he continued writing. Eventually, he wrote a book for children, and by the time he finished another, he discovered that he enjoyed writing for boys and girls. He then moved to California. He traveled, saw operas, and was always writing about his experiences.

More than 80 of Mr. Bulla's books have been published and he was the first winner of the Southern California Council on Children's Literature Award for a distinguished contribution to the field. After 50 years in Los Angeles, he moved back to his native state. "To retire?" people would ask. "No," he would reply. "Writers don't retire."

Mr. Bulla passed away on May 23, 2007, in Warrensburg, Missouri.

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Chalk Box Kid
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Random House
for 1st-3rd grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Daniel's Duck
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Clyde Robert Bulla & Joan Sandin
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: CPB-04B)
Lion to Guard Us
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction for 2nd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Paint Brush Kid
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Random House
for 3rd-5th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Pocahontas and the Strangers
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Scholastic Inc.
Biographies for 3rd-5th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Riding the Pony Express
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Avyx, Inc.
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Squanto
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 3rd-5th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Sword in the Tree
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
Tree Is a Plant
Let's- Read - and -Find- Out Science
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Scholastic Inc.
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Botany (Location: BSR-07D)
Viking Adventure
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 4th-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)