Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

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Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
Born October 25, 1875
Hoosick Falls, New York
Died December 23, 1961
Concord, Massachusetts
Occupation Writer
Alma mater Teachers' College, Columbia
Notable awards Newbery Medal
Spouse Eben C. Hill, 1936

Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (October 25, 1875 – December 23, 1961) was an American children's author. She was born in Hoosick Falls, New York and attended Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she graduated in 1896.[1] She contributed to the Ladies' Home Journal and other magazines. She published volumes of stories for children like methods of story telling, teaching children and other related subjects, which include Boys and Girls of Colonial Days (1917); Broad Stripes and Bright Stars (1919); Hero Stories (1919); and The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings (1945). She wrote For the Children's Hour (1906) in collaboration with Clara M. Lewis.[2] In 1947, her book Miss Hickory won the Newbery Medal.[3]

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"What Happened In Chestnut Grove", a vintage Arbor Day story, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, from her book Stories For Every Holiday published 1918.


  1. ^ "Miss Hickory About the Author". Carolyn Sherwin Bailey Biography. BookRags. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  2. ^ For the Children's Hour 1943
  3. ^ "Association for Library Service to Children Newbery Medal Winners, 1922 – Present" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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