Haugaard, Erik Christian

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1923-04-13
Death 2009
English

Biographical notes:

Danish-born author of children's and young adult book; writes in English and is known for his historical fiction.

From the description of The little fishes : production material, [1967?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443912

From the description of The complete fairy tales and stories : production material, [1974?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82447574

From the description of The samurai's tale : production material, ca. 1983. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451568

From the description of The complete fairy tales and stories : production material, [1974?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494740

From the description of The revenge of the forty-seven samurai : production material, ca. 1994-1995. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494741

From the description of A boy's will : production material, ca. 1983. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494736

From the description of Chase me, catch nobody! : production material, ca. 1980. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494737

From the description of Hakon of Rogen's saga : production material, [1963?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451567

From the description of Papers, 1963-1995. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680703

From the description of The boy and the samurai : production material, ca. 1990. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680704

From the description of Leif the unlucky : production material, ca. 1981. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406137

Danish children's author, born in Denmark in 1923. Best known for his historical novels for young people reflecting his diverse travels.

From the description of Papers, 1965-1980. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 26275967

Erik Christian Haugaard was born April 13, 1923 in Frederiksberg, Denmark. He came to the United States in 1940 after fleeing the Nazi invasion of Denmark, and later served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. In 1963 he published his first book for children and young adults, Hakon of Rogen's Saga. The story told of a young boy's struggle to protect his inheritance and was set at the end of the Viking period. The book was well received by readers and critics and was a recipient of an American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book Award. Erik Christian Haugaard has been praised by critics as a "master storyteller" with a strong "sense of time, place, and character." His books "present young people in wartime settings" where they must make complicated and difficult decisions and his historical fiction "vividly" portrays "the horrors of war." Haugaard's work have also been lauded for how he "captures the language and speech patterns that admirably suit [the] background and characters" of his stories. He has also received recognition for his 1978 translation of The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen, which was widely praised for his "faithfulness to Andersen's language and spirit."

Sources: Something About the Author, v. 68, pp.95-97 Twentieth Century Children's Writers , 3rd ed., pp. 434-435

From the guide to the Erik Christian Haugaard Papers, 1963-1995, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Subjects:

  • Samurai--Juvenile fiction
  • Vikings--Fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Children's literature, Danish
  • Children's literature, American
  • World War, 1939-1945--Fiction
  • Short stories
  • Vikings--Juvenile fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945--Juvenile fiction
  • Children's literature--Manuscripts
  • Children's stories, Danish--Translations into English
  • Forty-seven Rōnin--Juvenile fiction
  • Forty-seven Rōnin--Fiction
  • Samurai--Fiction
  • Children's literature, Danish--20th century

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Places:

  • Greenland (as recorded)
  • Akō Vendetta, 1703 (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Denmark (as recorded)
  • Norway (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Denmark (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)