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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) — biography from From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler… (more)
The View from Saturday 5,751 copies, 123 reviews
Silent to the Bone 1,305 copies, 37 reviews
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver 1,286 copies, 16 reviews
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place 1,277 copies, 36 reviews
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (Cover artist, some editions; Illustrator, some editions) 1,249 copies, 24 reviews
The Second Mrs. Gioconda 1,191 copies, 11 reviews
Father's Arcane Daughter 390 copies, 7 reviews
About the B'Nai Bagels 341 copies, 4 reviews
T-Backs, T-Shirts, Coat, and Suit 274 copies, 2 reviews
Throwing Shadows 245 copies, 3 reviews
Up From Jericho Tel 209 copies, 3 reviews
Journey to an 800 Number 201 copies, 1 review
(George) 196 copies, 8 reviews
The Secret Garden (Introduction, some editions) 32,454 copies, 535 reviews
A Newbery Halloween (Contributor; Contributor) 394 copies, 3 reviews
To Break the Silence (Contributor) 9 copies
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