Eleanor Estes





Eleanor Estes

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born
in West Haven, Connecticut, The United States
May 09, 1906

died
July 15, 1988

gender
female

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About this author

Eleanor Ruth Rosenfeld (Estes)was an American children's author. She was born in West Haven, Connecticut as Eleanor Ruth Rosenfield. Originally a librarian, Estes' writing career began following a case of tuberculosis. Bedridden while recovering, Estes began writing down some of her childhood memories, which would later turn into full-length children's books.

Estes's book Ginger Pye (1951) won the Newbery Medal, and three of her other books (The Middle Moffat, Rufus M., and The Hundred Dresses) were chosen as Newbery Honor books. She also received the Certificate of Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Literature and was nominated for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. By the time of her death at age 82, Estes had written 19 childre
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Average rating: 3.94 · 41,011 ratings · 2,562 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
The Hundred Dresses
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 21,003 ratings — published 1944 — 27 editions
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Ginger Pye (The Pyes, #1)
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 7,881 ratings — published 1950 — 25 editions
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The Moffats (The Moffats, #1)
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 6,014 ratings — published 1941 — 26 editions
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The Witch Family
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,642 ratings — published 1960 — 20 editions
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The Middle Moffat (The Moff...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,538 ratings — published 1942 — 19 editions
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Pinky Pye (The Pyes, #2)
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,100 ratings — published 1958 — 15 editions
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Rufus M. (The Moffats, #3)
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 940 ratings — published 1943 — 17 editions
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The Moffat Museum (The Moff...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 422 ratings — published 1983 — 12 editions
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The Alley (The Alley, #1)
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1964 — 9 editions
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The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode (...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1971 — 8 editions
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The Moffats The Middle Moffat Rufus M. The Moffat Museum
The Moffats (4 books)
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3.95972627327799 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 8,914 ratings

Ginger Pye Pinky Pye
The Pyes (2 books)
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3.6665181554912007 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 8,978 ratings

The Alley The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode
The Alley (2 books)
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3.862190812720848 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 283 ratings

“After a long, long time she reached an important conclusion. She was never going to stand by and say nothing again.”
Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses

“In Boston one day, she had an unusual experience. While Papa and Auntie Hoyt waited out of sight somewhere, she had to go by herself into a large room in a department store and listen to someone dressed like Santa Claus read a Christmas story and "Twas the Night Before Christmas. This seemed odd to her for at Thanksgiving time, she was not ready for Santa Claus. In Cranbury they got through the turkeys and the pumpkins and the Pilgrims before they brought out the Santa Clauses. She was quite relieved when the whole occasion was over.”
Eleanor Estes, Ginger Pye

“Ginger twitched his ears and the loose skin on his back and legs to let Jerry know he was here and he was happy. Then he lowered his head down on his paws again and he let out a deep sigh that sounded almost like a sob, there was in it so much relief and pain and pleasure and remembering.”
Eleanor Estes, Ginger Pye

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