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Elizabeth Enright

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<b>Elizabeth Enright</b> (1907-1968) was born in Oak Park, Illinois, but spent most of her life in or near New York City. Her mother was a magazine illustrator, while her father was a political cartoonist. Illustration was Enright’s original career choice and she studied art in Greenwich, Connecticut; Paris, France; and New York City. After creating her first book in 1935, she developed a taste, and quickly demonstrated a talent, for writing. Throughout her life, she won many awards, including the 1939 John Newbery Medal for Thimble Summer and a 1958 Newbery Honor for Gone-Away Lake. Among her other beloved titles are her books about the Melendy family, including <i>The Saturdays</i>, published in 1941. Enright also wrote short stories for adults, and her work was published in <i>The New Yorker</i>, <i>The Ladies Home Journal</i>, <i>Cosmopolitan</i>, <i>The Yale Review</i>, <i>Harper’s</i>, and <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i>. She taught creative writing at Barnard College. Translated into many languages throughout the world, Elizabeth Enright’s stories are for both the young and the young at heart.

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