Eugene Field

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General Information

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Name: Eugene Field

Pen Name: None

Born: September 3, 1850 in St. Louis, MO

Died: November 4, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Eugene Field moved to Chicago in 1883 and lived there until his death. He also attended Knox College in Galesburg.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eugene Field was a journalist and poet who lived in Chicago and is best known for children's poetry and humorous essays - most notably, Wynken, Blynken and Nod. He worked on the editorial staffs for several newspapers including the St. Joseph Gazette, Kansas City Times and Denver Tribune. He also wrote a column, Sharps and Flats, for Chicago Morning News, 1883-1895.

Published Works

  • With Trumpet and Drum, 1892
  • A Little Book of Western Verse, 1889
  • The Eugene Field Book: Verses, Stories and Letters for School Reading, 1898
  • A Wink-a-Way Land, Donohue, 1905
  • The Mouse and the Moonbeam, 1919
  • Wynken, Blynken and Nod, 1925 - reprinted by North-South Books in 1995 and Cartwheel Books in 2004
  • The Sugar-Plum Tree and Other Verses, 1930
  • The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat, North-South Books, 1994
  • Poems of Childhood (Scribner Classics), Atheneum, 1996

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

With Trumpet and Drum

ISBN: 1144999227
Release Date: 2010-02-22

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A Little Book of Western Verse

ISBN: 1438534531
Release Date: 2010-03-09

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The Eugene Field Book

ISBN: 1117652548
Release Date: 2009-12-07

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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

ISBN: 0375841962
Release Date: 2008-05-13

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Poems of Childhood (An Airmont Classic)

ISBN: 0804902119
Release Date: 1969-07

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Literary Awards


External Links

Eugene Field on WorldCat

Eugene Field on Amazon

Eugene Field Biography on the Poetry Foundation website


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