Adele DeLeeuw (pronounced Lew-oo) 1899–1988 was an American–Dutch children's story writer. The New York Times attributes more than 75 children's book to her. She was originally a native of Ohio and then, in her adult life, emigrated to Plainfield, New Jersey- then the "Queen City" of the area. After her death she bequeathed her estate to the Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield which in turned generated a scholarship fund for students seeking post-secondary education in the Humanities and Sciences. DeLeeuw managed to bequeath a total of $1 million for that cause. Every year since, there has been a scholarship award ceremony, including dinner at the Spain Inn Restaurant in Plainfield.
After her beloved sister Cateau died, she wrote a book Remembered with Love: Letters to my Sister. It was an autobiography of herself as well as a biography of her sister. It is among one of her last and most important books.
- A small but important selection of books can be found at: http://www.paperbackswap.com/Adele-De-Leeuw/author/
- http://www.plainfield.com/ – Plainfield, New Jersey
- http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?cid=7685&pid=55990 – Rotary Club
- http://www.spaininn.net/ – Spain Inn