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Lois Lenski (1893–1974)

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Lois Lenski was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 14, 1893. After graduating from Ohio State University, she moved to New York to study art. She continued her studies in London, England and illustrate children's books written by others. She returned to the United States in 1921 and became an vis mere author and illustrator. In 1927, she published two books about her own childhood entitled Skipping Village and A Little Girl of 1900. She wrote nearly 100 books for children and young adults during her lifetime including the Mr. Small series, Bayou Suzette, Prairie School, Boomtown Boy, Judy's Journey, and High-Rise Secret. She received a Newbery Medal in 1946 for Strawberry Girl. She died on September 11, 1974 at the age of 80. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Lois Lenski

Strawberry Girl (1945) 3,003 eksemplarer
The Little Train (1968) 654 eksemplarer
Cowboy Small (1949) 409 eksemplarer
Prairie School (1951) 403 eksemplarer
The Little Fire Engine (1946) 340 eksemplarer
Sing a Song of People (1965) 302 eksemplarer
Cotton in My Sack (1949) 287 eksemplarer
The Little Airplane (1938) 270 eksemplarer
Judy's Journey (1947) 255 eksemplarer
Blue Ridge Billy (1946) 182 eksemplarer
Now It's Fall (1977) 169 eksemplarer
Policeman Small (1980) 168 eksemplarer
Phebe Fairchild: Her Book (1936) 164 eksemplarer
Ocean-Born Mary (1939) 163 eksemplarer
The Little Sail Boat (1937) 162 eksemplarer
Papa Small (1951) 159 eksemplarer
Coal Camp Girl (1959) 147 eksemplarer
The Little Auto (1934) 131 eksemplarer
Texas Tomboy (1950) 121 eksemplarer
Houseboat Girl (1957) 117 eksemplarer
The Little Farm (1942) 102 eksemplarer
I Like Winter (1950) 102 eksemplarer
Shoo-Fly Girl (1963) 101 eksemplarer
Bayou Suzette (1943) 94 eksemplarer
Flood Friday (1956) 90 eksemplarer
Boom Town Boy (1948) 84 eksemplarer
Little Sioux Girl (1958) 83 eksemplarer
Puritan Adventure (1944) 83 eksemplarer
San Francisco Boy (1955) 83 eksemplarer
Corn-Farm Boy (1954) 74 eksemplarer
Lois Lenski's Christmas Stories (1965) 71 eksemplarer
Spring is Here (1945) 62 eksemplarer
The Easter Rabbit's Parade (1936) 60 eksemplarer
Big Big Book of Mr. Small (1970) 59 eksemplarer
On a Summer Day (1950) 58 eksemplarer
Mr. and Mrs. Noah (1948) 58 eksemplarer
High-Rise Secret (1966) 58 eksemplarer
The Little Family (2002) 56 eksemplarer
Mama Hattie's Girl (1953) 49 eksemplarer
To Be a Logger (1967) 48 eksemplarer
Berries in the Scoop (1956) 41 eksemplarer
Blueberry Corners (1940) 40 eksemplarer
Deer Valley Girl (1834) 38 eksemplarer
Bound Girl of Cobble Hill (1938) 35 eksemplarer
Peanuts for Billy Ben (1952) 34 eksemplarer
We Live in the North (1965) 33 eksemplarer
We Live in the Country (1960) 33 eksemplarer
We Live in the South (1952) 32 eksemplarer
We Live in the Southwest (1962) 31 eksemplarer
We Live in the City (1954) 26 eksemplarer
We Live by the River (1956) 23 eksemplarer
A-Going to the Westward (1937) 22 eksemplarer
My Friend the Cow (1777) 21 eksemplarer
Project Boy (1954) 19 eksemplarer
A Dog Came To School (1955) 16 eksemplarer
At Our House: A Read-and-Sing Book (1959) 16 eksemplarer
More Mr Small (1966) 15 eksemplarer
Journey into Childhood (1972) 14 eksemplarer
Let's Play House (1944) 13 eksemplarer
Davy's Day (1943) 10 eksemplarer
Davy and His Dog (1957) 10 eksemplarer
Davy Goes Places (1961) 9 eksemplarer
The Life I Live (1965) 8 eksemplarer
Big Little Davy (1956) 8 eksemplarer
A Little Girl of Nineteen Hundred (1928) 7 eksemplarer
City poems (1971) 7 eksemplarer
Debbie and Her Grandma (1967) 7 eksemplarer
Songs of Mr. Small (1954) 6 eksemplarer
Susie Mariar (1967) 6 eksemplarer
Sing for Peace (1985) 5 eksemplarer
Surprise for Davy (1947) 5 eksemplarer
We Are Thy Children (1952) 5 eksemplarer
Debbie and Her Family (1969) 5 eksemplarer
Debbie Herself (1969) 5 eksemplarer
Animals For Me (1959) 4 eksemplarer
Spinach Boy (1930) 3 eksemplarer
Debbie and Her Dolls (1970) 3 eksemplarer
Sugarplum House (1935) 3 eksemplarer
Grandmother Tippytoe (1931) 3 eksemplarer
Alphabet People 2 eksemplarer
Flood at River Bend 2 eksemplarer
Gooseberry Garden (1934) 2 eksemplarer
Debbie Goes to Nursery School (1970) 2 eksemplarer
Debbie and Her Pets (1971) 2 eksemplarer
Surprise for Mother 2 eksemplarer
Ice Cream Is Good (1958) 2 eksemplarer
Mamma Hattie's Girl 1 eksemplar
Up to six 1 eksemplar
Songs of the City 1 eksemplar
Davy and Dog 1 eksemplar
A Change of Heart 1 eksemplar
The Bean Pickers 1 eksemplar
Florida, My Florida 1 eksemplar
When I grow up 1 eksemplar
Johnny Goes to the Fair (1932) 1 eksemplar
Living with Others 1 eksemplar

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The Platt & Munk Treasury of Fairy Stories for Children (1980) — Illustrator — 55 eksemplarer
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Chimney Corner Fairy Tales (1926) — Illustrator — 25 eksemplarer
Told Under Spacious Skies (1952) — Forord — 23 eksemplarer
Pinocchio [Adapted by Allen Chaffee] (1946) — Illustrator — 21 eksemplarer
Mother Makes Christmas (1940) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver12 eksemplarer
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The Peep-Show Man (1924) — Illustrator — 5 eksemplarer
Chimney Corner Poems (1929) — Drawings — 4 eksemplarer
Golden Tales of the Southwest (1939) — Illustrator, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Lenski, Lois
Juridisk navn
Covey, Lois Lenore Lenski
Springfield, Ohio, USA
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
Springfield, Ohio, USA
Anna, Ohio, USA
Harwinton, Connecticut, USA
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
Ohio State University (BS | 1915)
Art Students League of New York
School of Industrial Art
Westminster School of Art
children's book author
children's book illustrator
Lenski, R.C.H. (father)
Covey, Arthur (husband)
Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Regina Medal (1969)
Newbery Honor (1936, 1941)
Newbery Medal (1946)
Children's Book Award (1947)
Kort biografi
Lois Lenski was one of five children born to a Prussian immigrant father and a teacher mother in Ohio. She grew up in a rural community west of Springfield, and many of her fondest childhood memories were of life in this small town, according to her autobiograph. Lois was skilled at drawing, often copying pictures from books and magazines.
She attended Ohio State University, intending to become a teacher. After graduation, at the urging of her art professors, she moved to New York City to study at the Art Students League.
She took courses and supported herself with jobs such as lettering and painting greeting cards and drawing for fashion ads. In 1920, she traveled to London and Italy to study and work.
In 1921, shortly after returning from her travels, Lenski married Arthur Covey, an artist. She spent much of her early career as an illustrator of children's books, and then began to write her own stories to accompany her drawings. She published her first book, Skipping Village, in 1927. Lenski won the Newbery Honor for several of her books and the Newbery Medal in 1946. She was a prolific author who produced many regional series of books as well as character-based series.



Twelve-year-old Mary Jemison took her peaceful days on her family's farm in eastern Pennsylvania for granted. But on a spring day in 1758, something happened that changed her life forever. A band of warriors invaded the house and took the Jemison family captive. Mary was separated from her parents and brothers and sister. She traveled with the Indians to southern Ohio and later to a Seneca village on the Genesee River in what is now western New York.

Mary's new life was not easy. She missed her family terribly, and she was unaccustomed to Seneca ways. Several times she even tried to run away. But the Indians were kind to her and taught her many things about the earth, its plants, and its creatures. She became a sister to animals and to all growing things. Then Mary was finally given the chance to return to the world of white men. But she had also become a sister to the Indians. How could she leave them?

Based on a true story, here is the unforgettable tale of the legendary "White Woman of the Genesee."
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PlumfieldCH | 33 andre anmeldelser | Dec 21, 2023 |
It’s interesting to read this, at the beginning it reminded me of the Farmer Brown Little Golden Book, and then I saw the Easter Bunny was in a carriage as in Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 18, 2023 |
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski was originally published in 1945 and was part of a regional series. This Newbery Medal winner is about a family called the Boyers who proudly call themselves Florida Crackers. They have a farm and grow strawberries and oranges. The author writes this engaging story in the dialogue of the area and captures the times and their way of life.

Part of the story revolves around the on-going feud between the hardworking Boyers and their proud but shiftless neighbours. The story unfolds through the eyes of the main character, Birdie Boyer who is about ten years old. Her straightforward manner and simplistic views give this rustic story heart.

The author was also an illustrator and her drawings help to bring the book to life. She was well known as an illustrator and did the artwork for the original “The Little Engine That Could” and the early volumes of the “Betsy-Tacy” series. Although rather dated today, Strawberry Girl gave the reader an interesting picture of life in the Florida backwoods during the 1940s.
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DeltaQueen50 | 41 andre anmeldelser | May 19, 2023 |
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