Tag Archives: E L Konigsburg

Art in peril

Laura Marx Fitzgerald, Under the Egg (2014) and The Gallery (2016) (both read as e-books from the NYPL) It’s no surprise that these two middle-grade novels by an art historian involve art: missing masterpieces, questions of ownership, and just plain how to … Continue reading

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Running away with a purpose

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler (1968 Newbery Award), E L Konigsburg. Whenever any of my mother’s six children threatened to run away, because of some perceived slight, she would always offer to pack a bag for … Continue reading

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Small town life

The View from Saturday (1997 Newbery Award), E. L. Konigsburg This is what living in a small town is like: your widowed grandfather has just married your new classmate’s widowed grandmother, and another new classmate was best man at this … Continue reading

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The late great E L Konigsburg

One of the few double-Newbery winning authors, Konigsburg died this past April. According to The New York Times obituary, her main competition for her first Newbery (From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler) was her own book, Jennifer, Hecate, … Continue reading

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