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Charles Boardman Hawes

Charles Boardman Hawes was an American writer, who is best known for three historical novels. His works centered around the sea. He was the first U.S.-born winner of the annual Newbery Medal, recognizing his third novel The Dark Frigate (1923) as the year's best American children's book. Suddenly at age 34, he died after only two of his five books had been published.