E. C. Spykman
(1896 - 1965)
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.”
These four books are about the Cares children growing up in Summerton, Massachusetts in the 1910s. They are widely believed to be autobiographical fiction.
Edie on the Warpath (1966)
Edie can’t seem to stay out of trouble - things just happen to her.
A Lemon and a Star (1955)
Four siblings grow up in New England in the early twentieth century.
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.