Lois Lenski


Born
in Springfield, Ohio, The United States
October 14, 1893

Died
September 11, 1974

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Many of Lenski's books can be collated into 'series' - but since they don't have to be read in order, you may be better off just looking for more information here: http://library.illinoisstate.edu/uniq...

Probably her most famous set is the following:
American Regional Series

Beginning with Bayou Suzette in 1943, Lois Lenski began writing a series of books which would become known as her "regional series." In the early 1940s Lenski, who suffered from periodic bouts of ill-health, was told by her doctor that she needed to spend the winter months in a warmer climate than her Connecticut home. As a result, Lenski and her husband Arthur Covey traveled south each fall. Lenski wrote in her autobiography, "On
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Strawberry Girl

3.87 avg rating — 11,851 ratings — published 1945 — 30 editions
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Indian Captive: The Story o...

3.84 avg rating — 8,818 ratings — published 1941 — 3 editions
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Cotton In My Sack

4.16 avg rating — 339 ratings — published 1949 — 2 editions
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Prairie School

4.02 avg rating — 348 ratings — published 1951 — 14 editions
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Cowboy Small

3.97 avg rating — 348 ratings — published 1949 — 10 editions
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The Little Train (Mr. Small...

3.84 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 1940 — 8 editions
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Shoo Fly Girl

4.15 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 1963
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Judy's Journey

4.24 avg rating — 244 ratings — published 1947 — 14 editions
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The Little Fire Engine

3.57 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 1946 — 7 editions
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Bayou Suzette

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1943 — 4 editions
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More books by Lois Lenski…
Bayou Suzette Strawberry Girl Blue Ridge Billy Judy's Journey Boom Town Boy Cotton In My Sack Texas Tomboy
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3.90 avg rating — 14,079 ratings

The Little Auto The Little Sailboat The Little Airplane The Little Train The Little Farm The Little Fire Engine Cowboy Small
(9 books)
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3.83 avg rating — 1,728 ratings

Spring Is Here Now It's Fall I Like Winter On a Summer Day
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3.63 avg rating — 234 ratings

Peanuts for Billy Ben We Live in the South We Live in the City Berries in the Scoop: a Cap... We Live by the River Little Sioux Girl
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3.94 avg rating — 195 ratings

Debbie and Her Grandma Debbie Herself Debbie and Her Family Debbie and Her Dolls Debbie Goes To Nursery School Debbie And Her Pets
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4.45 avg rating — 20 ratings

More series by Lois Lenski…
“It don't matter what happens, if you're only srong and have great courage.”
Lois Lenski, Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison

“A hard lesson had been learned--that man himself suffers most when his hand despoils the earth and robs it of its legitimate fruits.”
Lois Lenski, Texas Tomboy

“A new respect for Nature had been learned, a new kinship with sun and water and soil....They had learned that while Nature is often beautiful and kind, her laws must be respected, for they are ruthless and inexorable as well. Man must accept these laws and adjust his way of living to them. Then only can he prosper.”
Lois Lenski, Texas Tomboy