Joseph Quincy Krumgold (April 9, 1908 – July 10, 1980) was an American writer of books and screenplays. He was the first person to win two annual Newbery Medals for the most distinguished new American children's book.[a]
Joseph Krumgold was my grandfather. Wikipedia has nothing on a real explanation of the true greatness of this man. He wrote so many books. The one that is foremost in my mind is " Sweeney's Adventures."
He was hired by the United States Department of State to make a film about Hispanic workers in rural America. The film was created in 1953, and shares a title with Krumgold's first Newbery Award-winning novel, ...And Now Miguel.
Krumgold traveled extensively throughout the world, living in several places including California, Paris, and Rome. From 1947 to 1951, he lived and worked in Israel making movies that marked the founding of modern-day Israel.
He died on July 10, 1980 at the age of 72 at his home in Hope Township.
Although Krumgold is probably remembered most for the two Newbery winners, he also wrote a number of other novels and movie scripts.
- Seven Miles from Alcatraz, a 1942 movie
- Dream No More, a 1953 movie
- The Autobiography of a Jeep, a film produced in 1943 for the United States Office of War Information
- Henry 3, a children's novel published in 1967
- The Most Terrible Turk: A Story of Turkey, a children's novel published in 1969
- Sweeney's Adventure, a children's novel published in 1942
- Thanks to Murder, an adult novel published in 1935 by the Vanguard Press
- Contemporary authors, Vol. 9–12, Gale Research Co., 1974, p. 477.
- Newbery Medal Books: 1922–1955, eds. Bertha Mahony Miller, Elinor Whitney Field, Horn Book, 1955, LOC 55-13968, pp. 407–11.
- Staff. "Joseph Krumgold, Screenwriter And Author of Children's Books", The New York Times, July 16, 1980. Accessed April 29, 2015. "Joseph Krumgold, a screenwriter and author of children's books, died of a stroke July 10 at his home in Hope, N.J. He was 72 years old."
- "Joseph Krumgold". Internet Book List. Retrieved 2006-06-18.
- "Joseph Krumgold". Children's Literature Network. Retrieved 2006-06-18.[dead link]
- "Autobiography of a Jeep". University of San Diego History Department. Retrieved 2006-06-18.
- Joseph Krumgold at the Internet Movie Database