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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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...more


Average rating: 3.93 · 29,947 ratings · 2,102 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
The Hundred Dresses
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 15,248 ratings — published 1944 — 24 editions
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Ginger Pye (The Pyes, #1)
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 6,206 ratings — published 1950 — 25 editions
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The Moffats (The Moffats, #1)
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 4,169 ratings — published 1941 — 23 editions
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The Middle Moffat (The Moff...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,143 ratings — published 1942 — 18 editions
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The Witch Family
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,090 ratings — published 1960 — 19 editions
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Pinky Pye (The Pyes, #2)
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 868 ratings — published 1958 — 15 editions
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Rufus M. (The Moffats, #3)
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 669 ratings — published 1943 — 16 editions
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The Moffat Museum (The Moff...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 1983 — 12 editions
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The Alley
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 1964 — 9 editions
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The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1972 — 7 editions
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Ginger Pye Pinky Pye
The Pyes (2 books)
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3.6523338048090523 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 7,070 ratings

The Moffats The Middle Moffat Rufus M. The Moffat Museum
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3.9481799395962485 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 6,291 ratings

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3.8940677966101696 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 236 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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