My very favorite author, E.L. Konigsburg died on April 21, 2013 at the age of 83.
She is best known for winning the 1968 Newbery Award for:
and the same year won a Newbery Honor Award for:
I clearly remember in 1972, my 4th grade teacher reading aloud From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler to our class. Then, on my own, I checked out from the public library ALL of her books. By 1972, there was a shelf-full. She is the first author that I read and read and read everything she wrote. She is the first author I called "my favorite".
She then kept writing and in 1997, she won the Newbery again for writing A View From Saturday.
I vow to reread and enjoy ALL of her books this summer...
Here they all are, as listed on her Wikopedia page:
- Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (1967)
- From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1967)
- About the B'nai Bagels (1969)
- George (1970)
- Altogether, One at a Time (1971), short story collection
- A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver (1973)
- The Dragon in the Ghetto Caper (1974)
- The Second Mrs. Giaconda (1975)
- Father's Arcane Daughter (1976)
- Throwing Shadows (1979), short story collection
- Journey to an 800 Number (1982)
- Up from Jericho Tel (1986)
- Samuel Todd's Book of Great Colors (1990), picture book, illus. ELK
- Samuel Todd's Book of Great Inventions (1991), picture book, illus. ELK
- Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale's (1992), picture book, illus. ELK
- T-Backs, T-Shirts, COAT, and Suit (1993)
- TalkTalk: A Children's Book Author Speaks to Grown-ups (1998), nine lectures and speeches
- The View from Saturday (1996)
- Silent to the Bone (2000)
- The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place (2004)
- The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World (2007)
We are lucky...though she is gone from this earth, her books, her stories, remain!