(1909 - 1968)
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.
A collection of stories and poems about adventure for older children.
Stephen W. Meader
All Aboard for Storyland (1941)
This is an elementary school reader with great color illustrations by Elizabeth Enright.
Ammon a Lad of Palestine (1931)
Amnon is a little Jewish boy who lives in Palestine.
An anthology containing Kintu by Elizabeth Enright with new illustrations by Bobri.
A compendium of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.
William Dean Howells
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Borrowed Summer (1946)
A series of short stories.
A collection of adventure tales.
Dorothy Bayley Morse
Henry C. Pitz
The Children’s Hour Volume 6 (1953)
An anthology of contemporary mid-twentieth century stories.
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.
Eighteen stories set in America.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Crystal Locket (1935)
Nine new folktales that center around the adventures of the crystal locket.
A collection of short stories and autobiographical pieces.
Dreaming and Daring (1947)
A selection of short stories including an extract from Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright.
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.
Gone-Away Lake (1957)
Portia and her cousin Julian discover an abandoned summer colony on the shores of a gone-away lake.
Kees lives in Holland and has a pet duck named Kleintje.
The adventures of a little Dutch boy, Kees and his white duck Kleintje.
Kees and Kleintje (1934)
The further adventures of a little Dutch boy, Kees, and his pet duck Kleintje.
Kintu: A Congo Adventure (1935)
Kintu, son of an African chief, goes into the jungle to test his courage.