Alice Dalgliesh


Born
in Trinidad, Jamaica
October 07, 1893

Died
June 11, 1979

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Family: Born in Trinidad, British West Indies; naturalized U.S. citizen; died in Woodbury, CT; daughter of John and Alice (Haynes) Dalgliesh.

Educator, editor, book reviewer, and author, Dalgliesh was an elementary school teacher for nearly seventeen years, and later taught a course in children's literature at Columbia University. From 1934 to 1960 she served as children's book editor for Charles Scribner's Sons. In addition to her book reviews for such magazines as Saturday Review of Literature and Parents' Magazine, Dalgliesh wrote more than forty books for children (most illustrated by Katherine Milhous) and about children's literature.

She received a BA from Columbia University and taught at elementary schools for a while before writing
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“What the future held for her she didn't know. Of two things only she was certain. There would be children-her own or other people's-and there would be books.”
Alice Dalgliesh, The Silver Pencil

“Friends have ways of speaking without words.”
Alice Dalgliesh, The Courage of Sarah Noble

“To be afraid and to be brave is the best kind of courage of all.”
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