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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cornelia Lynde Meigs  

Pen Name: Adair Aldon, Cornelia Meigs


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: December 6, 1884 in Rock Island, Illinois

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

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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.


Newbery Medal for Invincible Louisa in 1934. Newbery Honors for Windy Hill in 1921, Clearing Weather in 1928 and Swift Rivers in 1932.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Clearing weather /
ISBN: 1417908424. OCLC Number: 995172070

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Adventure set in the days of the wooden ships.

Invincible Louisa :
ISBN: 0316565946. OCLC Number: 33669076

Little, Brown,. .

The life of the nineteenth century author of Little Women who based much of her book on her real-life family.'

Louisa M. Alcott and the American family story
ISBN: 0809839199. OCLC Number: 129467

H.Z. Walck. .

A biography of the author whose Little Women and other popular books were based on the experiences of her family.

Swift rivers /
ISBN: 0802777031. OCLC Number: 57170126

Walker,. .

In 1835, after being turned out by his mean-spirited uncle, Chris Dahlberg decides to harvest some of the timber on his grandfather's land in Minnesota and float the giant logs down the Mississippi River to market in St. Louis.

The Crooked Apple Tree
ISBN: 1417931744. OCLC Number: 362561

Little, Brown, and Company. .