Cornelia Lynde Meigs

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General Information

Name: Cornelia Lynde Meigs

Pen Name: Adair Aldon, Cornelia Meigs

Born: December 6, 1884 in Rock Island, Illinois

Died: September 10, 1973 in Havre de Grace, Maryland

Illinois Connection

Cornelia was born in Rock Island, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cornelia Lynde Meigs was an American author and educator. She began her career in 1915 and continued to write into the 1970s. She wrote over 24 children's books, many of them covering different periods of American history. Meigs was educated at Bryn Mawr College, where she taught for 18 years between 1932 and 1950. She lived in Havre de Grace, Maryland, at the time of her death in 1973.

Published Works

  • The Kingdom of the Winding Road, Macmillan, 1915
  • The Island of Appledore, 1917 - Written as Adair Aldon
  • The Pirate of Jasper Peak, 1918 - Written as Adair Aldon
  • At the Sign of Two Heroes, The Century Company, 1920 - Written as Adair Aldon
  • The Pool of Stars, Macmillan, 1920
  • The Hill of Adventure, Century, 1922 - Written as Adair Aldon
  • Helga and the White Peacock, Macmillan, 1922
  • Rain on the Roof, Macmillan, 1925
  • As the Crow Flies, Macmillan, 1927
  • The Trade Wind, 1927
  • Clearing Weather, Little, Brown & Co., 1928
  • Wonderful Locomotive, Macmillan, 1928
  • The New Moon, 1929
  • Master Simon's Garden, Macmillan, 1929
  • The Crooked Apple Tree, Little Brown & Co, 1929
  • The Willow Whistle, 1931
  • Swift Rivers, Walker, New York, 1932
  • Invincible Louisa, 1933
  • Little Women, The Story of the Author of Little Women, 1933
  • Wind in the Chimney, Macmillan, 1934
  • The Story of Louisa May Alcott, 1935
  • The Covered Bridge, Macmillan, 1936
  • Young Americans: How History Looked to Them While it Was in the Making, Jr. Literary Guild, 1936
  • Railroad West, Little Brown & Co, 1937
  • The Scarlet Oak, Macmillan, 1938
  • Mother Makes Christmas, Grosset & Dunlap, 1940
  • Call of the Mountain, Little Brown & Co, 1941
  • Vanished Island, Macmillan, 1941
  • The New Moon: The Story of Dick Martin's Courage, His Silver Sixpense & His Friends in the New World, Macmillan, 1943
  • Mounted Messenger, Macmillan, 1943
  • The Windy Hill, Macmillan, 1947
  • Violent Men, Macmillan, 1949
  • The Two Arrows, Macmillan, 1949
  • The Dutch Colt, Macmillan, 1952
  • Fair Wind to Virginia, Macmillan, 1955
  • What Makes a College, A History of Bryn Mawr, Macmillan, 1956
  • Wild Geese Flying, Macmillan, 1957
  • Saint John`s Church, Havrer de Grace, Md., 1809-1959, Democratic Ledger, 1959
  • Mystery at the Red House, Macmillan, 1961
  • The Great Designs, Men and Events in the United Nations from 1945-1963, Little, Brown, 1964
  • Glimpses of Louisa, 1968
  • Jane Addams, Little Brown & Co., 1970
  • Louisa M. Alcott and the American Family Story, Walck, 1971

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women

ISBN: 0316565946
Release Date: 1995-10-01

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Swift Rivers

ISBN: 0802777031
Release Date: 2004-10-01

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Wild geese flying

Release Date: 1957

Wind in the Chimney

Release Date: 1967

The Covered Bridge

Release Date: 1967

The Windy Hill

ISBN: 1110331452
Release Date: 2009-05-20

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Master Simon's Garden.

Release Date: 1937

MOTHER MAKES CHRISTMAS A Story Parade Picture Book [ 1st ]

Release Date: 1940

Clearing Weather

ISBN: 1417908424
Release Date: 2005-04

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The Pool of Stars

Release Date: 1926

As the Crow Flies

Release Date: 1943

Mounted messenger,

ASIN: B0007E5F9U
Release Date: 1943

Literary Awards

Newbery Medal for Invincible Louisa in 1934.

Newbery Honors for Windy Hill in 1921, Clearing Weather in 1928 and Swift Rivers in 1932.

External Links

Cornelia Lynde Meigs on WorldCat

Cornelia Lynde Meigs on Amazon

Cornelia Lynde Meigs on Wikipedia


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