Sterling North

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General Information

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Name: Sterling North

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1906 in Edgerton, Wisconsin

Died: December 21, 1974


Illinois Connection

After attending the University of Chicago, North worked as a reporter and literary editor for the Chicago Daily News from 1929 to 1943.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sterling North was born Thomas Sterling North. He was best known as the author of the two children's classics, So Dear to My Heart (1947) and Rascal (1963). He was a prolific writer of short stories, poetry, biography and novels. He worked as a reporter and editor at the Chicago Daily News from 1929- 1943. He attended the University of Chicago.

North's book Midnight and Jeremiah was made into the Disney movie So Dear to My Heart in 1949. (The movie garnered an Academy Award nomination for best song: Lavender Blue, sung by Burl Ives).

Rascal received a Newbery Honor in 1964, a Sequoyah Book Award in 1966, and a Young Reader's Choice Award in 1966. It was made into the Disney movie Rascal in 1969.

Published Works

  • Plowing on Sunday, 1934
  • Night Outlasts the Whippoorwill, 1936
  • The Zipper ABC Book, Rand McNally, 1937
  • Seven Against the Years, 1939
  • Greased Lightning, Winston, 1940
  • Midnight and Jeremiah, Winston, 1943
  • So Dear to My Heart, Doubleday, 1947
  • The Birthday of Little Jesus, Grosset, 1952
  • Son of the Lamp Maker The Story of the Boy Who Knew Jesus, Rand McNally, 1956
  • Abe Lincoln, Log Cabin to the White House, 1956
  • The First Steamboat on the Mississippi, Houghton, 1962
  • Rascal, A Memoir of a Better Era, Dutton, 1963
  • Little Rascal, Dutton, 1965
  • Raccoons Are the Brightest People, Dutton, 1966
  • The Wolfing, 1969

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The zipper ABC book

ASIN: B00088P3XI
Release Date: 1937


Midnight and Jeremiah,

ASIN: B0007E3FLA
Release Date: 1943


The birthday of little Jesus

ASIN: B00005X9FR
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Son of the lamp maker: The story of a boy who knew Jesus

ASIN: B0007F024C
Release Date: 1956


Rascal: A memoir of a better era

ISBN: 0881038733
Release Date: 1998-04-30

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Little Rascal

ISBN: 0525338543
Release Date: 1965-08-05

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Raccoons Are the Brightest People

ISBN: 052518788X
Release Date: 1966-06

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The Wolfling

ISBN: 059030254X
Release Date: 1992-11

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Literary Awards

Rascal received a Newbery Honor in 1964, a Sequoyah Book Award in 1966, and a Young Reader's Choice Award in 1966.

External Links

Sterling North on WorldCat

Sterling North on Amazon

Sterling North on Wikipedia

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