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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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

Scholastic,. New York :. ©2004.

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

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

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

Poems of childhood.
ISBN: 0804902119. OCLC Number:

Airmont Pub. Co.,. New York :. ©1970.