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 · 167,844 ratings · 7,650 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
From the Mixed-Up Files of ...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 116,344 ratings — published 1967 — 74 editions
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The View from Saturday
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 32,689 ratings — published 1996 — 35 editions
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Silent to the Bone
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 4,855 ratings — published 2000 — 22 editions
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The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 3,654 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, ...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 2,924 ratings — published 1967 — 26 editions
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A Proud Taste for Scarlet a...
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,138 ratings — published 1973 — 14 editions
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The Second Mrs. Gioconda
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,663 ratings — published 1975 — 18 editions
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The Mysterious Edge of the ...
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 1,025 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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Father's Arcane Daughter
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 511 ratings — published 1976 — 9 editions
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T-backs, T-shirts, Coat and...
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 347 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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