Eloise Jarvis McGraw (December 9, 1915 – November 30, 2000) was an American author of children's books and young adult novels. She was awarded the [1 ] Newbery Honor three times in three different decades, for her novels Moccasin Trail (1952), (1962), and The Golden Goblet (1997). The Moorchild (1977) won an A Really Weird Summer 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 , and The Seventeenth Swap . A Mara, Daughter of the Nile Lewis Carroll Shelf Award was given to Moccasin Trail in 1963.
McGraw also contributed to the
Oz series started by L. Frank Baum; working with her daughter, graphic artist and librarian Lauren Lynn McGraw (Wagner), she wrote (the last of the Oz books issued by Baum's publisher) and Merry Go Round in Oz . The actual writing of the books was done entirely by Eloise; Lauren made story contributions significant enough for Eloise to assign her co-authorship credit. McGraw's The Forbidden Fountain of Oz was published in 2000 without a credit to her daughter. The Rundelstone of Oz
Gina Wickwar credited McGraw with help in the editing of her book (2000). The Hidden Prince of Oz [2 ]
McGraw lived for many years in
Portland, Oregon before dying in late 2000 of "complications of cancer." She was married to [3 ] William Corbin McGraw, who died in 1999. They had two children, Peter and Lauren. [4 ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
Moccasin Trail. New York: Scholastic. 1992. ISBN 978-0-590-44551-1.
A Really Weird Summer (1st Collier Books ed.). New York: Collier Books. 1990. ISBN 978-0-02-044483-1.
Joel and the Great Merlini. New York: Pantheon Books. 1979. ISBN 978-0-394-94193-6.
Tangled Webb (1st ed.). New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 1993. ISBN 978-0-689-50573-7.
Hideaway (1st Collier Books ed.). New York: Collier Books. 1990. ISBN 978-0-02-044482-4.
Sawdust in His Shoes. Putnam Publishing Group. 1971. ISBN 978-0-698-30303-4.
The Seventeenth Swap
Greensleeves, Harcourt, 1968
The Trouble With Jacob
- Coward, 1953 Mara, Daughter of the Nile
, Coward, 1961 The Golden Goblet
The Striped Ships
(co-author Lauren Lynn Wagner) Merry-Go-Round in Oz [5 ]
The Rundelstone of Oz
(co-author Lauren Lynn Wagner) The Forbidden Fountain of Oz [5 ]
The Money Room
Crown Fire, Coward, 1951
Pharaoh (adult novel), Coward, 1958 "Techniques of Fiction Writing",
References [ edit ]
^ Lauren Lynn McGraw, "Eloise Jarvis McGraw, 1915–2000," , Vol. 45 No. 2 (Autumn 2001), pp. 5-7. The Baum Bugle
^ Gina Wickwar, "Early Morning Musings: Writing The Hidden Prince of Oz," The Baum Bugle, Vol. 45 No. 2 (Autumn 2001), pp. 20-24.
^ "Author, Correspondent, Friend: Tributes to Eloise Jarvis McGraw," The Baum Bugle, Vol. 45 No. 2 (Autumn 2001), pp. 8-13.
^ Commire, Anne. Something About the Author, Gale Publishing, 1971
^ a b Drew, Bernard A. (2010). , p. 197. McFarland & Company, Inc. Literary Afterlife: The Posthumous Continuations of 325 Authors' Fictional Characters
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