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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cornelia Lynde Meigs  

Pen Name: Adair Aldon, Cornelia Meigs

Genre:

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: December 6, 1884 in Rock Island, Illinois

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


-- Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelia_Meigs
-- Cornelia Lynde Meigs on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=cornelia++lynde+meigs


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


Selected Titles At Your Library

Invincible Louisa :
ISBN: 0316565946. OCLC Number:

Little, Brown,. Boston, Mass. :. ©1968.

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

Swift rivers /
ISBN: 0802777031. OCLC Number:

Walker,. New York :. ©2004.

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.

Clearing weather /
ISBN: 1417908424. OCLC Number:

. .

Adventure set in the days of the wooden ships.


Awards

Newbery Medal for

Invincible Louisa

in 1934. Newbery Honors for

Windy Hill

in 1921,

Clearing Weather

in 1928 and

Swift Rivers

in 1932.