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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dorothy Keeley Aldis  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Born: 1896 in Chicago, Illinois

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Aldis was brought up in Chicago and lived in Illinois her entire life.

Biographical and Professional Information

When she was fourteen, Dorothy Keeley Aldis's family moved to a farm near Wheaton, Illinois. At sixteen she was sent to school, and the following year to college. Leaving college before the completion of her junior year, she started working at odd jobs around Chicago and at one time was the Art, Household, Lovelorn and Beauty editors on a Chicago paper. For more than forty years, Dorothy Aldis remained at the forefront of children's literature, beginning in 1927 with her first book of poetry aimed at young children. During her busy writing career she produced twenty-nine books, including children's poetry, biography, and adolescent literature.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Hop, skip and jump,
ISBN: B00085JDBO

Minton, Balch and Company. 1934

Here, There and Everywhere
ISBN: B000L41CT8

New York:Minton, Balch & Company. 1936

WHEN Everything and Anything was first published, Anne Carroll Moore wrote, in the New York Herald Tribune, that Mrs. Aldis's poems "seem to have sprung out of a happy American childhood and an intimate, informal and sustained relationship with real children." Fortunately, the fount of inspiration that supplied Mrs. Aldis with those enchantingly fresh interpretations of children had not been exhausted

this volume has fully the sympathy and understanding, the charm and originality, of the first, and, like it, has sold many thousands of copies.

DOROTHY ALDIS was brought up in Chicago. When she was fourteen her family moved to a farm near Wheaton, Illinois. At sixteen she was sent to school, and the following year to college. Leaving college before the completion of her junior year, she started working at odd jobs around Chicago and at one time was the Art, Household, Lovelorn and Beauty editors on a Chicago paper. In 1922 she married Graham Aldis. She is the mother of four children and when they are at home during the summer she goes off somewhere in the car armed with typewriter, colored glasses and a bottle of mosquito lotion, to do her writing. She is the author of Everything and Anything, Here, There and Everywhere, 7 to 7, lane's Father,, Squiggles, The Magic City, and Hop. Skip and jump.

Lucky Year
ISBN: B000KIBD6W

Rand McNally & Co. 1952

True story set in 1800's Madison Indiana of how town got Jenny Lind to come to sing.

Jane's father;
ISBN: B0007E5J8M

Putnam. 1954

The Boy Who Cared
ISBN: B000EVKZFU

G. P. Putnam. 1958

Quick as a Wink
ISBN: B002J0HIM2

G.P. Putnam's Sons, NY. 1960

Is Anybody Hungry?
ISBN: B001I05XXU

G. P Putnam's Sons. 1964

Is Anybody Hungry?

Dorothy Aldis' Looking in: And other poems (Start-right elf books)
ISBN: B0007HHXJC

Rand McNally. 1968

Vintage picture book for children containing poems from Child Life magazine.

Favorite Poems of Dorothy Aldis
ISBN: B000I6YZIY

Putnam. 1970