Natalie Savage Carlson
(1906 - 1997)
Natalie Savage Carlson was an American writer of children’s books. She published her first story at age 8 on the children’s page of the Baltimore Sunday Sun. For “The Family Under the Bridge,” she was a runner-up for the 1959 Newbery Medal.
A Brother for the Orphelines (1959)
When Josine finds a baby boy in the bread basket, the orphelines do not want to give him up to the boys’ orphanage.
The Family Under the Bridge (1958)
A homeless man meets a family of three children, their mother and their dog camping on his spot under a bridge over the Seine and ends up adopting them all.
The Happy Orpheline (1957)
Brigette gets left behind in the cemetery when the orphanage is on an outing and meets the wife of the Dauphin.