Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
BornBaltimore, Maryland, The United States
August 07, 1958
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis, William Low
17 editions — published 1932 —
To Beat a Tiger: A Story of Young People in War-Torn China
3 editions — published 2008 —
2 editions — published 1938 —
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April 2016 Juvenile Fiction Genre BOM: family saga/bildungsroman
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
Published in 1881
'To help mother': that was the goal of each and every one of the five Pepper children. Yet even as 'Mamsie' struggles hard to feed and educate her brood, she still manages to fill the house with joy. The adventures of this poor but loving family - Ben, Polly, Joel, Davie and the adored youngest, Phronsie - have charmed young readers for more than a century. Overflowing with warmth, suspense and many delightful surprises, this classic remains as compelling as ever.
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Published in 1936
Pauline, Petrova and Posy are orphans determined to help out their new family by joining the Children's Academy of Dancing and Stage Training. But when they vow to make a name for themselves, they have no idea it's going to be such hard work! They launch themselves into the world of show business, complete with working papers, the glare of the spotlight, and practice, practice, practice! Pauline is destined for the movies. Posy is a born dancer. But practical Petrova finds she'd rather pilot a plane than perform a pirouette. Each girl must find the courage to follow her dream.
The Mitchells: Five for Victory by Hilda van Stockum
Published in 1945
Awards: National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature (1952), The Charles W. Follett Award (1951)
The five Mitchell children are based on the author's own family. In the first of three books about their adventures, Daddy has just gone off to World War II. One of his final words to his daughter Joan is, "No dogs " She would dearly love such a pet, but life is full and so many new friends -- pets as well as people -- join the Mitchells, she hardly has time to think about dogs. The children form a club to do their part for the war-effort -- first and foremost helping Mother, of course. Humorous and tender incidents combine with delightful illustrations to make the Mitchells truly unforgettable.
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
Published in 1932
Awards: Newbery Medal (1933), Lewis Carroll Shelf Award (1960)
When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the thirteen-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him.
First published in 1932, Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze was one of the earliest Newbery Medal winners. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences, like making friends, are timeless.
All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Published in 1951
It's the turn of the century in New York's Lower East Side and a sense of adventure and excitement abounds for five young sisters - Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie. Follow along as they search for hidden buttons while dusting Mama's front parlor, or explore the basement warehouse of Papa's peddler's shop on rainy days. The five girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises. But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!
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