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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eugene Field  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

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

Died: November 4, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Eugene Field on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

With Trumpet and Drum
ISBN: 1144999227

Nabu Press. 2010

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

A Little Book of Western Verse
ISBN: 1438534531

Book Jungle. 2010

Eugene Field (1850 - 1895) was an American writer best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. He tried acting and studied law with little success. He then went on a six-month tour of Europe. Field eventually settled in Missouri as a journalist and editor. His articles were known for their humorous and gossipy style. He later moved to Chicago where he published over a dozen volumes of poetry and short stories. Some of the poems in the collection include Casey's table d'hote, Our Lady of the Mine, The conversazzhyony, Prof. Verb de Blaw, Marthy's Younkit, Old English lullaby, Lollyby, Lolly, Lollyby, Orkney lullaby, Lullaby by the sea, Cornish lullaby, Norse lullaby, Sicilian lullaby, Japanese lullaby, Little croodlin doo, Dutch lullaby, Child and mother, Mediaeval eventide song, Christmas treasures, Christmas hymn, and Chrystmasse of olde.

The Eugene Field Book
ISBN: 1117652548

BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research). 2009

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
ISBN: 0375841962

Schwartz & Wade. 2008

Sailed off in a wooden shoe–
Sailed off on a river of crystal light
Into a sea of dew . . .

So begins Eugene Field’s lovely bedtime poem, which tells of three wee fishermen who sail up to the stars, and a boy who imagines it all before he drifts off to sleep. Field’s timeless text has lulled generations of little listeners into dreamland, and this version, complimented by Giselle Potter’s magical illustrations, is perhaps the most enchanting—and the closest to Fields’ own vision—of all.

Gingham Dog and the Calico cat (Sandcastle Books)
ISBN: 039922517X

Philomel. 1993

A fight between a stuffed cat and dog erupts in an antique shop, and the next morning there is not a trace of either of them

Poems of Childhood (An Airmont Classic)
ISBN: 0804902119

Airmont Pub Co. 1969

Ninety-four of the author's poems for and about children.