Eliot Wigginton


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November 09, 1942

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Eliot Wigginton (born Brooks Eliot Wigginton) is an American oral historian, folklorist, writer and former educator. He was most widely known for developing the Foxfire Project, a writing project that led to a magazine and the series of best-selling Foxfire books, twelve volumes in all. These were based on articles by high school students from Rabun County, Georgia. In 1986 he was named "Georgia Teacher of the Year" and in 1989 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.
Wigginton was born in West Virginia on November 9, 1942. His mother, Lucy Freelove Smith Wiggington, died eleven days later of "pneunomia due to acute pulmary edema," according to her death certificate. His maternal grandmother, Margaret Pollard Smith, was an associate professor
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Average rating: 4.37 · 6,300 ratings · 341 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dress...

4.33 avg rating — 1,628 ratings — published 1972 — 9 editions
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Foxfire 2: Ghost stories, s...

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Foxfire 3

4.34 avg rating — 575 ratings — published 1975 — 7 editions
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Foxfire 4

4.39 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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Foxfire 5

4.48 avg rating — 356 ratings — published 1979 — 6 editions
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Foxfire 7

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Foxfire 11

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“I am convinced that we as adults must constantly cling to, affirm, and celebrate with our children those things we love, sunsets, laughter, the taste of a good meal, the warmth of a hickory fire shared by real friends, the joy of discovery and accomplishment, the constant surprises of life. ”
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