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E. C. Spykman

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(1896 - 1965)

E. C. Spykman

Elizabeth Choate Spykman (b. Elizabeth Choate on July 17, 1896 in Southboro, Massachusetts - d. 1965) was an American author known primarily for her children’s books. In 1955, at the age of 59, she published her first children’s book, “A Lemon and a Star.”

Her second, “The Wild Angel,” was published in 1957. “Terrible, Horrible Edie” was published in 1960, and her final children’s book, “Edie on the Warpath,” was published posthumously in 1966.

These four books are about the Cares children growing up in Summerton, Massachusetts in the 1910s. They are widely believed to be autobiographical fiction.



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Edie on the Warpath (1966)

Edie can’t seem to stay out of trouble - things just happen to her.

Author(s): E. C. Spykman
Illustrator(s): Paul Galdone

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A Lemon and a Star (1955)

Four siblings grow up in New England in the early twentieth century.

Author(s): E. C. Spykman
Illustrator(s): Prudence Seward

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Terrible, Horrible Edie (1960)

Edie wants to be included in her older siblings plans, but ends up making her own adventures. The family’s summer by the shore comes to a climax with a hurricane - and it isn’t Edie.

Author(s): E. C. Spykman
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Wild Angel (1957)

Hubert and Jane are sent to stay with Grandfather and go to school - for cause - and they give it.

Author(s): E. C. Spykman
Illustrator(s): Charles Geer

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