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Marguerite de Angeli
Marguerite (Lofft) de Angeli (1889-1987) – American author and illustrator of children’s books.
Marguerite de Angeli began her career in 1906 as a concert and church soloist. Following her marriage in 1910 and the birth of several children,
she turned from singing to studying drawing, and began illustrating articles for Country Gentleman, Ladies Home Journal, and others. By 1934
she was illustrating stories she herself had written and soon became one of America’s most popular writer and illustrator of children’s books.
de Angeli was admired particularly for her pioneering stories about minorities and for her historical fiction about the Middle Ages. She has won
several awards for her distinguished and lasting contribution to the world of children’s books, including a Newbery Medal (The Door in the Wall,
a historical novel set in medieval England), a Newbery Honor Book Award, Caldecott Honor Book Award (twice), a Lewis Carrol Shelf Award, and the 1968 Regina Medal.
Her manuscripts and letters are housed at the Free Library in Philadelphia.
Books Written and illustrated by Marguerite de Angeli:
◊Ted and Nina go to the Grocery Store (1935)
◊Ted and Nina have a Happy Rainy Day (1936)
◊Henner's Lydia (1936)
◊Petite Suzanne (1936)
◊Copper-toed Boots (1938)
◊Skippack School (1939)
◊Thee, Hannah! (1940)
◊A Summer Day with Ted and Nina (1940)
◊Elin's Amerika (1941)
◊Up the Hill (1942)
◊Yonie Wondernose (1944)
◊Turkey for Christmas (1944)
◊Right April (1946)
◊Jared's Island (1947)
◊The Door in the Wall (1949)
◊Just Like David (1951)
◊Marguerite de Angeli's Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes (1954)
◊Black Fox of Lorne (1956)
◊Goose Girl (1960)
◊Butter at the Old Price (1971)
◊The Lion in the Box (1975)
◊Whistle for the Crossing (1977)
◊Friendship and other Poems (1981)
◊Marguerite de Angeli's Book of Favorite Hymns (1981)
Books Illustrated by Marguerite de Angeli:
◊The Little Duke by Charlotte Mary Yonge (1927)
◊Meggie MacIntosh. A Highland Girl in the Carolina Colony by Elizabeth Gray Vining (1930)
◊The Christmas Nightingale: Christmas Stories of Poland by Eric P. Kelly (1932)
◊The Covered Bridge by Cornelia Meigs (1936)
◊Cristina of Old New York by Gertrude Crownfield (1932)
◊They Loved to Laugh by Kathryn Worth (1942)
◊In & Out by Thomas P. Robinson (1943)
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