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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eugene Field  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult; Children;

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

Died: November 4, 1895 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Field attended Knox College in Galesburg for a year. He then moved to Chicago in 1883 and wrote for the Chicago Daily News. He lived there until his death.

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.


Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2016

Selected Titles At Your Library

In wink a way land.
ISBN: 1171720157. OCLC Number: 944203372

Nabu Press,. .

Poems of childhood.
ISBN: 0804902119. OCLC Number: 3529729

Airmont Pub. Co.,. .

The gingham dog and the calico cat /
ISBN: 039922517x. OCLC Number: 32441526

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A fight erupts during the middle of the night between two stuffed animals in an antique shop.

The sugar-plum tree and other verses
ISBN: 9780486476759. OCLC Number: 468971822

Dover ;. .

Presents illustrated versions of the title poem and seven others, including Fiddle-Dee-Dee and Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

With trumpet and drum.
ISBN: 1290276749. OCLC Number: 940516638

Hardpress Publishing,. .

Works of eugene field :
ISBN: 1616406526. OCLC Number: 936099942

Cosimo Inc,. .

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod /
ISBN: 0375841962. OCLC Number: 52197368

Scholastic,. .

A classic lullaby poem about three fishermen who try to catch the stars in nets of silver and gold.

ISBN: 146025399X. OCLC Number: 1028618331