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Cornelia Lynde Meigs

Born: December 6, 1884 in Rock Island, Illinois
Died: September 10, 1973 in Havre de Grace, Maryland

Pen Name: Adair Aldon, Cornelia Meigs

Connection to Illinois: Cornelia was born in Rock Island, Illinois.

Biography: 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.

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children; Young adult readers

Cornelia Lynde Meigs on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Clearing weather /
ISBN: 1417908424 OCLC: 995172070

Adventure set in the days of the wooden ships.

Invincible Louisa :
ISBN: 0316565946 OCLC: 33669076

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.'

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

H.Z. Walck New York, [1971]

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: 57170126

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.

The Crooked Apple Tree
ISBN: 1417931744 OCLC: 362561

Little, Brown, and Company 1929