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Eleanor Estes (1906–1988)

Autor(a) de The Hundred Dresses

28+ Works 19,060 Membros 264 Reviews 8 Favorited

About the Author

Eleanor Estes was born in West Haven, Connecticut on May 9, 1906. She graduated from the Pratt Institute Library School and worked as a children's librarian in branches of the New York Public Library system. Her first book, The Moffats, was published in 1941. Her other works include The Hundred mostrar mais Dresses and Ginger Pye, which won a John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished children's book in 1952. She also wrote a single adult novel entitled The Echoing Green. She died of complications following a stroke on July 15, 1988 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Eleanor Estes

The Hundred Dresses (1944) 6,819 cópias
Ginger Pye (1951) 4,456 cópias
The Moffats (1941) 2,357 cópias
The Middle Moffat (1942) 1,492 cópias
Pinky Pye (1958) 1,284 cópias
Rufus M. (1943) 787 cópias
The Moffat Museum (1983) 590 cópias
The Witch Family (1960) 509 cópias
The Alley (1964) 250 cópias
The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode (1972) 136 cópias
Miranda the Great (1967) 125 cópias
The Lost Umbrella of Kim Chu (1978) 53 cópias
A Little Oven (1955) 14 cópias

Associated Works

A Newbery Christmas (1991) — Contribuinte — 289 cópias
A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Best in Children's Books 31 (1960) 83 cópias
Best in Children's Books 19 (1959) 75 cópias
Best in Children's Books 19A (1967) 28 cópias
Open the Door (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, January 1979 (1979) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Rosenfield, Eleanor Ruth (birth)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Oak Grove Cemetery, West Haven, Connecticut, USA
Local de nascimento
West Haven, Connecticut, USA
Local de falecimento
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
West Haven, Connecticut, USA
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
New York, New York, USA
Pratt Institute (Library School)
children's book author
Estes, Rice (husband)
New York Public Library
Newbery Honor Medal (3 times)
Newbery Medal (1952)
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1961)
Pequena biografia
Eleanor Rosenfield Estes was a children's librarian in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1931, she won the Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship, which allowed her to study at the Pratt Institute Library School in New York City. After graduation, she obtained a position with the New York Public Library. In 1932, she married fellow student Rice Estes, who later became a professor of library science. When illness kept her confined to bed, Eleanor Estes began writing. She wrote 19 children's books and one adult novel. Three of her books were chosen as Newbery Honor Books from 1954 to 1945. She won the Newbery Medal in 1952 for Ginger Pye. Her early books, particularly those about the Moffat family, published in the early 1940's, remain her most popular work. She based the Moffat books on her childhood: the town of Cranberry stands in for her hometown of West Haven, Janey represents Eleanor, and Rufus her little brother Teddy.



You've never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.
When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write...even though he doesn't yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special "Rufus beans" that actually grow...despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don't even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend - and enemy.
Rufus isn't just the youngest Moffat, he's also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.
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PlumfieldCH | outras 8 resenhas | May 9, 2024 |
Meet the Moffats. There is Sylvie, the oldest, the cleverest, and-most days at least-the responsible one; Joey, who though only twelve is the man of the house...sometimes; Janey, who has a terrific upside-down way of looking at the world; and Rufus, who may be the littlest but always gets in the biggest trouble.

Even the most ordinary Moffat day is packed with extraordinary fun. Only a Moffat could get locked in a bread box all afternoon, or dance with a dog in front of the whole town, or hitch a ride on a boxcar during kindergarten recess. And only a Moffat could turn mistakes and mischief into hilarious one-of-a-kind adventure.… (mais)
PlumfieldCH | outras 18 resenhas | May 9, 2024 |
Moderately charming book of the Pye family and their clever dog, but marred by comments perhaps the norm in the 1950s when it was written that are totally inappropriate now. Racism, anti-Semitism, cruelty to animals - I found it impossible to overlook these and so cannot recommend the book.
Eliz12 | outras 50 resenhas | Apr 30, 2024 |
"The Middle Moffat" follows the adventures of Janey Moffat, the middle child in a lively family. Set in Cranbury, a fictional town in Connecticut, Janey navigates the challenges and joys of growing up. From exploring hidden places to standing up for what's right, Janey's spirited personality shines through as she finds her place in her family and community. In the classroom, "The Middle Moffat" can be used to explore themes of identity, family dynamics, and community. Teachers can engage students in discussions about character development, plot structure, and historical context, as the story offers a glimpse into life in small-town America during the early 20th century. This book we would be best for ages 10-12.… (mais)
TravisJ | outras 7 resenhas | Apr 24, 2024 |



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