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Elaine Lobl Konigsburg, noted children's writer and illustrator, was born February 10, 1930 in New York City. She received a BS in chemistry from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in 1952. She did graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh. Her best-known titles included A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, The Second Mrs. Giaconda, Father's Arcane Daughter, and Throwing Shadows. She won the Newbery Honor in 1968 for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and the William Allen White Award in 1970. She won the Newbery Medal again in 1997 for The View from Saturday. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was adapted into a motion picture starring Ingrid Bergman in 1973 and later released as The Hideaways in 1974. It became a television film starring Lauren Bacall in 1995. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was adapted for television as Jennifer and Me for NBC-TV in 1973. She died on April 19, 2013 from complications of a stroke that she had suffered a week prior at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The View from Saturday 5,210 copies, 120 reviews
Silent to the Bone 1,242 copies, 37 reviews
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place 1,207 copies, 36 reviews
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver 1,188 copies, 16 reviews
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 1,170 copies, 23 reviews
The Second Mrs. Gioconda 1,082 copies, 11 reviews
Father's Arcane Daughter 360 copies, 7 reviews
About the B'Nai Bagels 329 copies, 4 reviews
T-Backs, T-Shirts, Coat, and Suit 255 copies, 2 reviews
Throwing Shadows 216 copies, 3 reviews
Journey to an 800 Number 190 copies, 1 review
(George) 187 copies, 8 reviews
Up From Jericho Tel 182 copies, 3 reviews
The Secret Garden (Introduction, some editions) 29,583 copies, 504 reviews
A Newbery Christmas (Contributor) 226 copies, 1 review
A Newbery Halloween (Contributor) 137 copies, 2 reviews
To Break the Silence (Contributor) 9 copies
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