Eloise Jarvis McGraw


Born
December 09, 1915

Died
November 30, 2000

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Eloise Jarvis McGraw was an author of children's books. She was awarded the Newbery Honor three times in three different decades, for her novels Moccasin Trail (1952), The Golden Goblet (1962), and The Moorchild (1997). A Really Weird Summer (1977) won an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America. McGraw had a very strong interest in history, and among the many books she wrote for children are Greensleeves, Pharaoh, The Seventeenth Swap, and Mara, Daughter of the Nile.

McGraw also contributed to the Oz series started by L. Frank Baum, writing with her daughter Lauren Lynn McGraw (Wagner) Merry Go Round in Oz (the last of the Oz books issued by Baum's publisher) and The Forbidden Fountain of Oz, and later writi
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Average rating: 4.0 · 28,325 ratings · 2,148 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mara, Daughter of the Nile

4.24 avg rating — 9,084 ratings — published 1953 — 12 editions
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The Moorchild

3.94 avg rating — 6,678 ratings — published 1996 — 27 editions
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The Golden Goblet

3.80 avg rating — 6,545 ratings — published 1961 — 20 editions
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Moccasin Trail

3.99 avg rating — 3,289 ratings — published 1952 — 9 editions
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Master Cornhill

3.76 avg rating — 1,025 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Seventeenth Swap

3.69 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 1986 — 6 editions
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Greensleeves

4.02 avg rating — 835 ratings — published 1968 — 4 editions
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Sawdust in His Shoes

4.51 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1950 — 7 editions
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The Striped Ships

3.43 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1991
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Merry Go Round in Oz (Oz, #40)

3.81 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1963 — 5 editions
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More books by Eloise Jarvis McGraw…
“...The queen's mocking laughter cut in. "This is your treasure, Lord Sheftu?"

"Aye. The greatest treasure in Egypt—a maid whose loyalty cannot be bought. Whatever bargain we make, Daughter of the Sun, must include her freedom.”
Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Mara, Daughter of the Nile

“I'll change to a dragon, then you'll be sorry.”
Eloise McGraw, The Moorchild

“Aye, you're neither one thing nor yet quite t'other. Pity, but there 'tis.”
Eloise McGraw, The Moorchild

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