Dorothy Keeley Aldis

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General Information

Name: Dorothy Keeley Aldis

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1896 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 1966 in Lake Forest, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Aldis was brought up in Chicago and lived in Illinois her entire life.

Biographical and Professional Information

When she was fourteen, Dorothy Keeley Aldis's family moved to a farm near Wheaton, Illinois. At sixteen she was sent to school, and the following year to college. Leaving college before the completion of her junior year, she started working at odd jobs around Chicago and at one time was the Art, Household, Lovelorn and Beauty editors on a Chicago paper. For more than forty years, Dorothy Aldis remained at the forefront of children's literature, beginning in 1927 with her first book of poetry aimed at young children. During her busy writing career she produced twenty-nine books, including children's poetry, biography, and adolescent literature.

Published Works

  • Hop Skip and Jump, Minton Balch Co Pub, 1934
  • Here, There and Everywhere, Minton, Balch & Company, 1936
  • Everything and Anything, Minton Balch & Company, 1936
  • Lucky Year, Rand McNally & Co, 1952
  • Jane's Father, Putnam, 1954
  • The Boy Who Cared, Putnam, 1958
  • Quick as A Wink, Putnam, 1960
  • Is Anybody Hungry, Putnam, 1964
  • Dorothy Aldis' Looking in: And other poems, Rand McNally, 1968
  • Favorite Poems of Dorothy Aldis, Putnam, 1970

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards


External Links

Dorothy Keeley Aldis on WorldCat


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