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Elizabeth Yates

Author, Editor

(1905 - 2001)

Elizabeth Yates

Elizabeth Yates McGreal was an American author. She is perhaps best known for her 1951 Newbery Medal-winning novel Amos Fortune, Free Man. She also received the Newbery Honor in 1944 for Mountain Born.



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Amos Fortune, Free Man (1950)

Brought to Massachusetts as a slave, after forty-five years he was able to buy his freedom, moved to New Hampshire and set up as a tanner.

1951

Author(s): Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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The Doll Who Came Alive (1942)

Jyd, a young English girl, loves her doll so much that it comes to life and together they go off to the land of the Good People.

1942

Author(s): Enys Tregarthen
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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Mountain Born (1943)

Peter learns to be a shepherd under the tutelage of Old Benj.

1944

Author(s): Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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Once in the Year: A Christmas Story (1947)

Peter goes out on Christmas Eve to see the flowering of the forest and hear the farm animals talking in the byre.

Author(s): Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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A Place for Peter (1952)

Peter’s father trusts him to collect the maple sap and boil it down to maple syrup.

Author(s): Elizabeth Yates
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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The White Ring (1949)

Old Uter Penscawen finds a little girl cast up by the sea and takes her into his home. As she grows older, she grows smaller.

Author(s): Enys Tregarthen
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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