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Marguerite de Angeli (1889–1987)

Author of The Door in the Wall

41+ Works 10,484 Members 103 Reviews 10 Favorited

About the Author

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Series

Works by Marguerite de Angeli

The Door in the Wall (1949) 5,862 copies
Skippack School (1939) 847 copies
Thee, Hannah! (1940) 616 copies
Yonie Wondernose (1944) 416 copies
Bright April (1946) 309 copies
Henner's Lydia (1936) 277 copies
Black Fox of Lorne (1956) 223 copies
The Lion in the Box (1975) 219 copies
Elin's Amerika (1941) 196 copies
Copper-Toed Boots (1938) 180 copies
Petite Suzanne (1937) 97 copies
Jared's Island (1947) 92 copies
Turkey for Christmas (1944) 84 copies
Up the Hill (1942) 83 copies

Associated Works

The Little Duke; or Richard the Fearless (1854) — Illustrator, some editions — 846 copies
Heidi's Children (1939) — Illustrator, some editions — 705 copies
They Loved to Laugh (1942) — Illustrator — 302 copies
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 01: A B C Go! (1962) — Illustrator, some editions — 180 copies
Ten Tales of Christmas (1972) — Contributor — 153 copies
Told Under the Christmas Tree (1941) — Contributor — 81 copies
The Dove in the Eagle's Nest (1866) — Illustrator, some editions — 72 copies
Best in Children's Books 13 (1958) — Illustrator — 71 copies
Best in Children's Books 03 (1957) 69 copies
The Covered Bridge (1936) — Illustrator — 69 copies
Best in Children's Books 38 (1960) 67 copies
Hymns for Junior Worship (1940) — Illustrator, some editions — 59 copies
Meggy MacIntosh: A Highland Girl in the Carolina Colony (1930) — Illustrator — 50 copies
A Season of Joy: Favorite Stories and Poems for Christmas (1987) — Contributor — 47 copies
Told Under the Stars and Stripes (1945) — Contributor — 38 copies
Alice-All-by-Herself (1937) — Illustrator — 37 copies
The Easter Book of Legends and Stories (1947) — Contributor — 34 copies
The Prince and the Page: A Story of the Last Crusade (1891) — Illustrator, some editions — 27 copies
The Animals' Christmas (1944) — Contributor — 25 copies
Celebrating Christmas Around the World (1962) — Contributor — 20 copies
Prayers and Graces for Small Children (1941) — Illustrator — 19 copies
The New Moon (1924) — Illustrator — 10 copies
In and Out: Verses (1943) — Illustrator — 9 copies
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contributor — 9 copies
Joan Wanted a Kitty (1937) — Illustrator — 6 copies
Writing Books for Boys and Girls (1952) — Contributor, some editions — 5 copies
Grey Eyes: A Mystery of the Riviera (1934) — Illustrator — 3 copies
The Pirate's Ward (1929) — Illustrator — 1 copy
Josie and Joe (1938) — Illustrator — 1 copy

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Canonical name
de Angeli, Marguerite
Birthdate
1889-03-14
Date of death
1987-06-16
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Country (for map)
USA
Birthplace
Lapeer, Michigan, USA
Place of death
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Toms River, New Jersey, USA
Places of residence
Collingswood, New Jersey, USA
Occupations
children's book author/illustrator
autobiographer
singer
Awards and honors
Newbery Medal (1950)
Caldecott Honor (1945, 1955)
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1961)
Regina Medal (1968)
Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania (1958)
Newbery Honor Medal (1956) (show all 7)
Spring Brook Festival Honor (1942, 1946)
Short biography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margueri...

Marguerite de Angeli, née Lofft, was born in Lapeer, Michigan, and grew up in Philadelphia. At age 15, she began to sing professionally and left high school for more musical training. In 1910, she married John Dailey de Angeli, a violinist, with whom she had six children. In 1921, she began studying drawing and soon went on to illustrate first a Sunday school paper and then national magazines such as The Ladies' Home Journal. She illustrated books for authors including Dorothy Canfield Fisher. She published her own first book, Ted and Nina Go to the Grocery Store, in 1935. Over her 50-year career, she became one of the best-known and most highly-acclaimed author/illustrators in American children's literature. She won the Newbery Medal in 1950 for her most famous book, The Door in the Wall. She published her autobiography, Butter at the Old Price, in 1971.

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Vintage Children's stories from the Bible's Old Testament, wonderfully illustrated. Arranged and Illustrated by Marguerite De Angeli, Junior Books, Doubleday & Company Inc. 1966. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 264 pages, book is about 9" x 12 1/2".
selections from the King James Version of the Old Testament, illustrated and newly arranged in meaningful sequence by one of America's foremost author-artists in the field of children's books. Hardcover, cloth. Arranged and illustrated with line drawings and full color plates by Marguerite De Angeli. Jacket. Illus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.… (more)
 
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RedeemedRareBooks | Mar 16, 2024 |
This was the first book published for children that dealt with racism in America.

Above all this is a nice family story.
It has the luminous and sweet illustrations typical of a De Angeli book.

I found the emphasis on being clean and tidy to be heavy handed and discordant.

This is a great book for illustrating the charm of nature study and a lovely book for springtime.

I read this over three days as it is text heavy and more like a highly illustrated short story than a picture book.… (more)
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 2 other reviews | Feb 24, 2024 |
Am I allowed to find this book really boring? I ought to like it, but just could not read in with interest. Instead I skipped through to get the main ideas. I think it was just so slow paced after reading a whole bunch of rousing adventures.
 
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Works
41
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Members
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Popularity
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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Favorited
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