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Eugene Field was born in Saint Louis, Missouri , September 2, 1850 . He's an American writer, best known for poetry for children and for humorous essays. After the death of his mother he was raised by a cousin in Amherst, Massachusetts. Field briefly attended various colleges in Massachusetts and Missouri. He tried acting and studying law. He then set off for a trip through Europe only to return to the U.S. six months later penniless. Field then worked as a journalist for the Gazette in Saint Joseph, Missouri in 1875. The same year he married Julia Comstock. The couple had 8 children. Field soon rose to become city editor of the Gazette. From 1876 through 1880 Field lived in Saint Louis, where he was an editorial writer. He then took a job as managing editor of the Kansas City, Missouri Times, then from 1881 began two years as managing editor of the Tribune of Denver, Colorado. In 1883 he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he wrote a humorous newspaper column called Sharps & Flats for the Chicago Daily News. Field first started publishing poetry in 1879, when his book Christian Treasures appeared. Over a dozen more volumes followed, and he became well known for his light-hearted poems for children; perhaps the best known is "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod". Several of his poems were set to music with commercial success. Eugene Field died in Chicago at the age of 45. His former home in Saint Louis is now a museum. A memorial to him, a statue of the "Dream Lady" from his poem, "Rock-a-by-Lady" was erected in 1922 at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Wynken, Blynken, & Nod 674 copies, 20 reviews
Poems of Childhood 283 copies, 3 reviews
Poems for children 21 copies, 1 review
The House 20 copies
Favorite Poems 14 copies
The Werewolf 3 copies
Little Willie 3 copies, 1 review
Child Verses 3 copies
Only a boy 3 copies
Sister's cake 2 copies
Brilliants 1 copy
My book 1 copy
Willie 1 copy
One Hundred and One Famous Poems (Contributor, some editions) 1,770 copies, 17 reviews
Favorite Poems of Childhood (Contributor) 697 copies, 1 review
A Subtreasury of American Humor (Contributor) 257 copies, 2 reviews
In the Nursery (My Book House) (Contributor) 250 copies
A Lycanthropy Reader: Werewolves in Western Culture (Contributor) 144 copies, 2 reviews
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
Best in Children's Books 22 60 copies, 1 review
Pearl S. Buck's Book of Christmas (Contributor) 38 copies, 1 review
Journeys Through Bookland - Volume I (Author, some editions) 29 copies, 1 review
American Poems 1779-1900 (Contributor) 11 copies
A Gathering of Ghosts: A Treasury (Contributor) 4 copies

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