Edward Ormondroyd

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Edward Ormondroyd (born 1925) is an American author of children's books. He is best known for David and the Phoenix, a fantasy novel. His time travel novel Time at the Top was filmed for television in 1999.[1]

Ormondroyd was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in Pennsylvania and Michigan before serving two years on a destroyer escort in World War II.[2] After the war he attended the University of California at Berkeley, earning a Bachelor's degree in English and a masters in Library Science. In 1970 he moved from Berkeley to Newfield a small town west of Ithaca, New York. He currently lives in Trumansburg, New York.[3]


In order of publication:[4]

  • David and the Phoenix 1957
  • The Tale of Alain 1960
  • Time at the Top 1963
  • Jonathan Frederick Aloysius Brown 1964
  • Theodore 1966
  • Michael, the Upstairs Dog 1967
  • Broderick 1969
  • Theodore's Rival 1971
  • Castaways on Long Ago 1973
  • Imagination Greene 1973
  • All in Good Time 1975
  • Johnny Castleseed 1985


  1. ^ Time at the Top at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Ormondroyd, Edward (1982). Time at the Top. Bantam Books. ISBN 0-553-20960-4. 
  3. ^ "Edward Ormondroyd". Purple House Press. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  4. ^ "Edward Ormondroyd". Loganberry Press. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 

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