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Ruth Sawyer

Author, Illustrator

(1880 - 1970)

Ruth Sawyer

Ruth Sawyer (August 5, 1880–June 3, 1970), was an American storyteller and a writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. She may be best known as the author of Roller Skates, which won the 1937 Newbery Medal. She received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 1965 for her lifetime achievement in children’s literature.



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The Christmas Anna Angel (1944)

The Christmas Anna Angel makes Christmas cakes for Anna and her brother.

1945

Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Illustrator(s): Kate Seredy

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Journey Cake, Ho! (1953)

When hard times come, Johnny sets out to seek his fortune with the journey cake in his knapsack. When the journey cake escapes it leads him on a merry chase, picking up animals as it goes until Johnny finds himself home again.

1953
1954

Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Illustrator(s): Robert McCloskey

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Lucinda’s Year of Jubilo (1965)

With their father’s death and the failure of the family firm, the Wymans retreat to Maine to regroup.

Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Illustrator(s): Shirley Hughes

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Roller Skates (1936)

Lucinda spends a year on her own in New York city in the 1890’s while her parents travel abroad for her mother’s health.

1936
1937

Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Illustrator(s): Valenti Angelo

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Story Parade (1938)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade magazine.

Author(s): Elizabeth Coatsworth
Ruth Sawyer
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Vera Bock
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Story Parade Gold Book (1941)

A collection of stories and poems from Story Parade Magazine.

1941

Author(s): Caroline Emerson
Ruth Sawyer
Et al
Illustrator(s): Richard Bennett
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Lois Lenski
Robert McCloskey
Et al

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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
Et al
Illustrator(s): Nedda Walker

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The Year of Jubilo (1940)

When their father dies and his business fails, the Wymans retreat to their cottage in Maine to regroup.

1940

Author(s): Ruth Sawyer
Illustrator(s): Edward Shenton

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