E.L. Konigsburg


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

Died
April 19, 2013

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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: 4.03 · 220,383 ratings · 10,303 reviews · 40 distinct worksSimilar authors
From the Mixed-Up Files of ...

4.15 avg rating — 156,199 ratings — published 1967 — 84 editions
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The View from Saturday

3.75 avg rating — 40,189 ratings — published 1996 — 44 editions
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Silent to the Bone

3.78 avg rating — 5,983 ratings — published 2000 — 25 editions
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The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler...

3.82 avg rating — 4,390 ratings — published 2004 — 16 editions
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Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, ...

3.79 avg rating — 3,868 ratings — published 1967 — 31 editions
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A Proud Taste for Scarlet a...

3.85 avg rating — 2,828 ratings — published 1973 — 15 editions
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The Second Mrs. Gioconda

3.70 avg rating — 2,302 ratings — published 1975 — 20 editions
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The Mysterious Edge of the ...

3.38 avg rating — 1,312 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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Father's Arcane Daughter

3.74 avg rating — 754 ratings — published 1976 — 14 editions
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T-backs, T-shirts, Coat and...

3.40 avg rating — 423 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

“I think you should learn, of course, and 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 inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside of you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It's hollow.”
E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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