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Eleanor Estes (1906–1988)

Autor(a) de The Hundred Dresses

28+ Works 18,913 Membros 259 Críticas 8 Favorited

About the Author

Eleanor Estes was born in West Haven, Connecticut on May 9, 1906. She graduated from the Pratt Institute Library School and worked as a children's librarian in branches of the New York Public Library system. Her first book, The Moffats, was published in 1941. Her other works include The Hundred mostrar mais Dresses and Ginger Pye, which won a John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished children's book in 1952. She also wrote a single adult novel entitled The Echoing Green. She died of complications following a stroke on July 15, 1988 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Eleanor Estes

The Hundred Dresses (1944) 6,744 exemplares
Ginger Pye (1951) 4,422 exemplares
The Moffats (1941) 2,347 exemplares
The Middle Moffat (1942) 1,484 exemplares
Pinky Pye (1958) 1,277 exemplares
Rufus M. (1943) 784 exemplares
The Moffat Museum (1983) 589 exemplares
The Witch Family (1960) 504 exemplares
The Alley (1964) 248 exemplares
The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode (1972) 136 exemplares
Miranda the Great (1967) 124 exemplares
The Coat-Hanger Christmas Tree (1973) 59 exemplares
The Lost Umbrella of Kim Chu (1978) 53 exemplares
A Little Oven (1955) 14 exemplares

Associated Works

A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Contribuidor — 287 exemplares
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 05: In Your Own Backyard (1962) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 06: Harvest of Holidays (1900) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Best in Children's Books 31 (1960) 82 exemplares
Best in Children's Books 19 (1959) 73 exemplares
Best in Children's Books 19A (1967) 28 exemplares
Open the Door (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, January 1979 (1979) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Rosenfield, Eleanor Ruth (birth)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Oak Grove Cemetery, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
Local de nascimento
West Haven, Connecticut, USA
Local de falecimento
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
West Haven, Connecticut, USA
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
New York, New York, USA
Pratt Institute (Library School)
children's book author
Estes, Rice (husband)
New York Public Library
Prémios e menções honrosas
Newbery Honor Medal (3 times)
Newbery Medal (1952)
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1961)

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Eleanor Rosenfield Estes was a children's librarian in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1931, she won the Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship, which allowed her to study at the Pratt Institute Library School in New York City. After graduation, she obtained a position with the New York Public Library. In 1932, she married fellow student Rice Estes, who later became a professor of library science. When illness kept her confined to bed, Eleanor Estes began writing. She wrote 19 children's books and one adult novel. Three of her books were chosen as Newbery Honor Books from 1954 to 1945. She won the Newbery Medal in 1952 for Ginger Pye. Her early books, particularly those about the Moffat family, published in the early 1940's, remain her most popular work. She based the Moffat books on her childhood: the town of Cranberry stands in for her hometown of West Haven, Janey represents Eleanor, and Rufus her little brother Teddy.



Independent Reading Level: grades 1-4
Awards: Newberry Award,
Traci_Spurlock | 137 outras críticas | Apr 18, 2024 |
You've never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.
When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write...even though he doesn't yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special "Rufus beans" that actually grow...despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don't even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend - and enemy.
Rufus isn't just the youngest Moffat, he's also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.
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PlumfieldCH | 7 outras críticas | Mar 13, 2024 |
There has never been a museum in Cranbury...until now.
Among its treasures are the first bike each of the Moffat kids rode, stardust from a meteor that fell to earth, a beautiful painting made by Sylvie, and - most spectacularly - Rufus, the Waxworks Boy, who is as funny as he is waxy. The museum is so interesting that Mr. Pennypepper even brings tourists to visit.
But the museum is really for Jane, Joey, and Rufus themselves, so they can remember all the good times they've had. Because life is changing for the Moffats.
Yet even if Sylvie gets married, or Joey goes off to work, or Rufus grows up, one thing will never change: The Moffats are still the sort to hilariously fill even the most ordinary day with extraordinary fun.
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PlumfieldCH | 3 outras críticas | Mar 13, 2024 |
Family Drama
BooksInMirror | 49 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |



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