Rachel Field





Rachel Field

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born
in New York. New York, The United States
September 19, 1894

died
March 15, 1942

gender
female

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Rachel Lyman Field was an American novelist, poet, and author of children's fiction. She is best known for her Newbery Medal–winning novel for young adults, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, published in 1929.

As a child Field contributed to the St. Nicholas Magazine and was educated at Radcliffe College. Her book, Prayer for a Child, was a recipient of the Caldecott Medal for its illustrations by Elizabeth Orton Jones. According to Ruth Hill Vigeurs in her introduction to Rachel Field's children's book Calico Bush published in 1931, Rachel Field was "fifteen when she first visited Maine and fell under the spell of its 'island-scattered coast'. Calico Bush still stands out as a near-perfect re-creation of people and place in a story of courage
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Average rating: 3.83 · 8,571 ratings · 523 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 4,839 ratings — published 1929 — 22 editions
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Calico Bush
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,856 ratings — published 1931 — 16 editions
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Prayer for a Child
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 1,487 ratings — published 1944 — 16 editions
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All This, and Heaven Too
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 1938 — 7 editions
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And Now Tomorrow
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1924 — 4 editions
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Time out of Mind
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1935 — 2 editions
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Grace for an Island Meal
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General Store
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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Little Dog Toby
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1928 — 2 editions
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A Road Might Lead to Anywhere
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More books by Rachel Field…
“Affections cannot be stolen, madam. They are given freely or not at all.”
Rachel Field, All This, and Heaven Too

“The more one suffered and lived, the more one had known of joy and grief, the deeper the response must be if an artist were great enough to summon it.”
Rachel Field, All This, and Heaven Too

“Isn't it strange some people make
You feel so tired inside,
Your thoughts begin to shrivel up
Like leaves all brown and dried!
But when you're with some other ones,
It's stranger still to find
Your thoughts as thick as fireflies
All shiny in your mind!”
Rachel Field

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