E.L. Konigsburg





E.L. Konigsburg

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born
in New York, The United States
February 10, 1930

died
April 19, 2013

gender
female

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Elaine Lobl Konigsburg was an American author and illustrator of children's books and young adult fiction. She was the only author to win the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year (1968), with her second and first books respectively: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth. Kongisburg won a second Newbery Medal in 1997 for The View from Saturday, 29 years later, the longest span between any two Newberys awarded to one author.



Average rating: 4.01 · 150,399 ratings · 7,076 reviews · 36 distinct works · Similar authors
From the Mixed-Up Files of ...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 103,976 ratings — published 1967 — 68 editions
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The View from Saturday
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 29,375 ratings — published 1996 — 33 editions
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Silent to the Bone
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 4,485 ratings — published 2000 — 21 editions
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The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 3,302 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, ...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 2,591 ratings — published 1967 — 25 editions
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A Proud Taste for Scarlet a...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,913 ratings — published 1973 — 14 editions
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The Second Mrs. Gioconda
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,474 ratings — published 1975 — 18 editions
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The Mysterious Edge of the ...
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 951 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Father's Arcane Daughter
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 462 ratings — published 1976 — 9 editions
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T-backs, T-shirts, Coat and...
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 1993 — 13 editions
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More books by E.L. Konigsburg…
“Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.”
E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

“Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That's the hardest thing to find.”
E.L. Konigsburg

“Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you.”
E.L. Konigsburg
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