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Elizabeth Enright

Author, Illustrator

(1909 - 1968)

Elizabeth Enright

Elizabeth Enright Gillham (1909–1968), was an American writer of children’s books, an illustrator, writer of short stories for adults, literary critic and teacher of creative writing.

Perhaps best known as the Newbery Medal winning author of Thimble Summer and the Newbery Honor book Gone-Away Lake, she also authored the popular Melendy Quartet series. A multiple winner of the O. Henry Award, her short stories and articles for adults appeared in many popular magazines and have been reprinted in anthologies and textbooks.



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All Aboard for Storyland (1941)

This is an elementary school reader with great color illustrations by Elizabeth Enright.

Author(s): Helen Heffernan
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Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright
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Ammon a Lad of Palestine (1931)

Amnon is a little Jewish boy who lives in Palestine.

Author(s): Marian King
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Best in Children’s Books Volume 23 (1959)

An anthology containing Kintu by Elizabeth Enright with new illustrations by Bobri.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Rose Fyleman
Gladys Schwarcz
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Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Vladimir Bobritski
Feodor Rojankovsky
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Borrowed Summer (1946)

A series of short stories.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): None

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A Christmas Tree for Lydia (1951)

There is no money for a Christmas tree this year, but Eddy comes up with a surprise for his little sister Lydia.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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The Crystal Locket (1935)

Nine new folktales that center around the adventures of the crystal locket.

Author(s): Nellie M. Rowe
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Doublefields: Memories and Stories (1966)

A collection of short stories and autobiographical pieces.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): None

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Dreaming and Daring (1947)

A selection of short stories including an extract from Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
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Illustrator(s): Marguerite Klinke Scott

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The Four-Story Mistake (1942)

The four Melendy children move to an old house in the country which sports a cupola atop its three stories.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Gone-Away Lake (1957)

Portia and her cousin Julian discover an abandoned summer colony on the shores of a gone-away lake.

1958

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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Kees (1930)

Kees lives in Holland and has a pet duck named Kleintje.

1930

Author(s): Marian King
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Kees (1937)

The adventures of a little Dutch boy, Kees and his white duck Kleintje.

Author(s): Marian King
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Kees and Kleintje (1934)

The further adventures of a little Dutch boy, Kees, and his pet duck Kleintje.

Author(s): Marian King
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Kintu: A Congo Adventure (1935)

Kintu, son of an African chief, goes into the jungle to test his courage.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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The Maple Tree (1947)

A collection of short stories for adults.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): None

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The Melendy Family (1944)

This compendium includes, The Saturdays, The Four-Story Mistake and Then There Were Five.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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The Moment Before the Rain (1955)

A collection of short stories for adults.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): None

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The New Times and Places (1962)

An elementary school reader which contains an excerpt from Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright which was illustrated by Stephani Godwin, and a version of Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss which was illustrated by Mary Gehr.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Sterling North
Carl Sandburg
Dr. Seuss
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Illustrator(s): Various

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On to Adventure (1943)

An elementary school reader with great color illustrations by Elizabeth Enright.

Author(s): Helen Heffernan
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Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright
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Picnic Adventures (1940)

A collection of short stories on the theme of picnics. Includes ‘A Nantucket Picnic’ by Elizabeth Enright.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Phil Stong
Illustrator(s): John O’Hara Cosgrave, II

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Return to Gone-Away (1961)

Portia’s family has bought one of the houses on Gone-Away Lake and Julian comes to visit as they explore their new home.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Beth Krush
Joe Krush

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The Riddle of the Fly & Other Stories (1959)

A collection of short stories.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Irene Haas

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Sails Set for Treasure Land (1941)

An elementary school reader with great color illustrations by Elizabeth Enright.

Author(s): Helen Heffernan
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Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright
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The Saturdays (1941)

The four Melendy children, Mona, Rush, Miranda and Oliver decide to pool their allowances so each week one of them can have a real adventure.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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The Sea is All Around (1940)

Mab has been living with her aunt Sarah in Iowa. Now she is going to live with Aunt Belinda on Nantucket Island.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze (1951)

Randy and Oliver are the only two of the five Melendys at home this winter, but a mysterious message keeps them occupied.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Tatsinda (1963)

A giant, meaning no good, invades the mountain kingdom of the Tatrajanni and takes Tatsinda captive.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Irene Haas

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Tatsinda (1991)

A giant, meaning no good, invades the mountain kingdom of the Tatrajanni and takes Tatsinda captive.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Katie Thamer Treherne

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Then There Were Five (1944)

The four Melendys meet Mark, and then there are five.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Thimble Summer (1938)

Garnet lives on a farm in Wisconsin and has adventures all summer long.

1939

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Toys and Toy Makers (1931)

This is a book that describes how toys are made.

Author(s): James S. Tippett
Illustrator(s): Elizabeth Enright

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Yankee Yarns: Stories from the Northeastern States (1944)

A collection of short stories set in the northeast states. Includes ‘A Nantucket Picnic’ by Elizabeth Enright and ‘Ice on Horse-Killer’ by Stephen W. Meader.

Author(s): Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Alice Dalgliesh
Elizabeth Enright
Stephen W. Meader
Cornelia Meigs
Mabel L. Robinson
Ruth Sawyer
Kate Seredy
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Illustrator(s): Nedda Walker

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Zeee (1965)

Zee is a fairy whose home is constantly being destroyed by careless people who can’t see her.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Irene Haas

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Zeee (1993)

Zee is a fairy whose home is constantly being destroyed by careless people who can’t see her.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): Susan Gaber

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