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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Enright  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: 1909 in Oak Park, Illinois

Died: 1968 in Wainscott, New York


-- Elizabeth Enright on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=elizabeth+enright


Illinois Connection

Elizabeth was born in Oak Park and was the niece of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Biographical and Professional Information

Preparing for a career as an illustrator, Enright studied at the Art Students League of New York in 1927-28, and at the Parsons School of Design in Paris, France. Enright also reviewed children's literature for The New York Times, taught creative writing at Barnard College, (1960–1962), and led writing seminars at colleges across the US. She began her career as a magazine illustrator, and at one point Enright developed a series of sketches with an African flair. She then wrote a story to go with them, and in 1935 her first book, Kintu: A Congo Adventure was published. It is significant that reviewers sometimes preferred the story over the pictures, as this encouraged Enright to turn more and more to writing.] After 1951 her children's books were illustrated by other artists.


Awards


-- Newberry Medal Winner, 1939 for '' Thimble Summer''

Selected Titles At Your Library

A Christmas tree for Lydia /
ISBN: 0886820634. OCLC Number: 14197454

Creative Education,. .

When Mum loses her job it looks like there will be no Christmas this year. Then Eddy has an idea that gives four-year-old Lydia a wonderful surprise.

Gone-Away Lake
ISBN: 9781435264458. OCLC Number: 42736382

Harcourt, Inc.,. .

Portia and her cousin Julian discover adventure in a hidden colony of forgotten summer houses on the shores of a swampy lake.

Return to Gone-Away /
ISBN: 0152022635. OCLC Number: 42736381

Harcourt,. .

Eleven-year-old Portia and her family return with cousin Julian to the site they visited the previous summer, this time to take possession of a large Victorian house, unoccupied for fifty years and full of treasures and secrets.

Return to Gone-Away Lake
ISBN: 1598959867. OCLC Number: 136937325

Playaway Digital Audio :. .

Eleven-year-old Portia and her family return with cousin Julian to the site they visited the previous summer, this time to take possession of a large Victorian house, unoccupied for fifty years and full of treasures and secrets.

Spiderweb for two :
ISBN: 9781593163136. OCLC Number: 933555221

Listen & Live Audio, Inc. :. .

Come meet the four Melendy kids-Mona, Rush, Randy and Oliver! Randy and Oliver Melendy awake one morning full of gloom. Their brothers and sisters are away, the house seems forlorn and empty, and even Cuffy, their adored housekeeper, can't pick up their spirits. Will they have to face a long and lonely winter? But a surprise message in the mailbox starts a trail of excitement and adventure that takes them through the cold season. When summer comes around, the children have found fourteen messages in all, and the end of the search brings them a rich reward. Here is the fourth in Elizabeth Enright's classic children's series telling the tales of a long and glorious summer in the country with the resourceful, endearing Melendy bunch!

Tatsinda
ISBN: 0152842802. OCLC Number: 20318357

Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich,. .

When a giant invades the peaceful kingdom of the Tatrajanni and takes the different-looking girl prisoner, it takes the combined efforts of the wise woman of the mountain, the Prince, and the girl herself to rid the kingdom of the intruder.

Thimble summer
ISBN: 9781250102874. OCLC Number: 895959876

Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers,. .

Garnet is sure a silver thimble she found by the river was full of magic because the whole summer on the farm in Wisconsin has been full of exciting adventures.

Thimble summer /
ISBN: 1439518203. OCLC Number: 176975253

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Unusual things begin to happen when a young girl finds a silver thimble.