Natalie Savage Carlson


Born
in Kernstown, Virginia, The United States
October 03, 1906

Died
September 23, 1997

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Natalie Savage Carlson was born on October 3, 1906, in Kernstown, Virginia. After she married, she moved around a great deal as the wife of a Navy officer, living for many years in Paris, France.

Her first story was published in the Baltimore Sunday Sun when she was eight years old.

Her first book, The Talking Cat and Other Stories of French Canada (where her mother was born), was published in 1952. One of her best-loved books is The Family Under the Bridge (1958), which was a Newbery Honor book in 1959. Many readers will remember her series of Happy Orpheline books about a group of French orphans and their carefree lives.

In 1966, Ms. Carlson was the U.S. nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen International Children's Book Award.

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The Family Under the Bridge

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3.95 avg rating — 12,596 ratings — published 1958 — 21 editions
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The Happy Orpheline

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4.02 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1957 — 6 editions
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A Brother for the Orphelines

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4.17 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1959 — 3 editions
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Luvvy and the Girls

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The Half Sisters

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Runaway Marie Louise (Marie...

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The Orphelines In the Encha...

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The Letter on the Tree

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The Empty Schoolhouse

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The Night the Scarecrow Walked

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“Today is today and tomorrow may come late this year.”
Natalie Savage Carlson, The Family Under the Bridge

“Your afraid the sly little things will steal your heart if the find out you have one
- Natalie Savage Carlson " The Family Under The Bridge”
Natalie Savage Carlson, The Family Under the Bridge

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