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Eugene Field

Born: September 3, 1850 in St. Louis, MO
Died: November 4, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Field attended Knox College in Galesburg for a year. He then moved to Chicago in 1883 and wrote for the Chicago Daily News. He lived there until his death.

Biography: Eugene Field was a journalist and poet who lived in Chicago and is best known for children's poetry and humorous essays - most notably, Wynken, Blynken and Nod. He worked on the editorial staffs for several newspapers including the St. Joseph Gazette, Kansas City Times and Denver Tribune. He also wrote a column, Sharps and Flats, for Chicago Morning News, 1883-1895.

  • -- Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2016

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children


Selected Titles

  In wink a way land.
ISBN: 1171720157 OCLC: 944203372

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

  Poems of childhood.
ISBN: 0804902119 OCLC: 3529729

Airmont Pub. Co., New York : ©1970.

  The gingham dog and the calico cat /
ISBN: 039922517x OCLC: 32441526

A fight erupts during the middle of the night between two stuffed animals in an antique shop.

The sugar-plum tree and other verses
ISBN: 9780486476759 OCLC: 468971822

Dover ; Mineola, N.Y. : ©2010.

Presents illustrated versions of the title poem and seven others, including Fiddle-Dee-Dee and Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

  With trumpet and drum.
ISBN: 1290276749 OCLC: 940516638

Hardpress Publishing, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

  Works of eugene field :
ISBN: 1616406526 OCLC: 936099942

Cosimo Inc, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod /
ISBN: 0375841962 OCLC: 52197368

Scholastic, New York : ©2004.

A classic lullaby poem about three fishermen who try to catch the stars in nets of silver and gold.

ISBN: 146025399X OCLC: 1028618331

FRIESENPRESS, [Place of publication not identified], 2018.