Dalgliesh, Alice, 1893-1979

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Born in Trinidad, British West Indies, Alice Dalgliesh was a well-known American children's book author, illustrator and editor; Newbery Award runner-up in 1945, 1953, 1955.

From the description of Papers, 1935-1956. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443484

Born in Trinidad, British West Indies, Alice Dalgliesh was a well known American children's book author, illustrator and editor.

From the description of Sailor Sam : production material, [1935?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494443

From the description of Ride on the wind : production material, [1956?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443486

From the description of The Thanksgiving story : production material, [1954?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451343

Alice Dalgliesh was born Oct. 7, 1893 in Trinidad, British West Indies, and later became a naturalized United States citizen. She graduated from the Teachers College at Columbia University with a BA and later received her MA, and taught elementary school for many years before becoming a children's book editor at Charles Scribner's Sons. She published her first book for children, A Happy School Year , in 1924 and throughout her long and prolific career wrote dozens of fiction and non-fiction books for children. Alice Dalgliesh illustrated several of her own works, and also worked with many well-known illustrators, including Katherine Milhous. Alice Dalgliesh's non-fiction was praised by critics for its casual yet factual and detailed style. Her historical fiction is cited for its accuracy and detail as well as her creation of believable characters and dramatic plots. Two of her works of historical fiction, The Courage of Sarah Noble [1954], and The Bears of Hemlock Mountain [1952], were Newbery Award runners-up. Her books for very young children including Sailor Sam [1935] were noted for their attention to sound and image, and many of these books were praised for their read-aloud quality. Her autobiographical story, The Silver Pencil [1944] was also a Newbery Award runner-up. Alice Dalgliesh died on June 11, 1979 in Woodbury, Connecticut.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 17 and 21; Twentieth Century Children's Writers, 3rd ed., pp.256-258 see also Children's Literature Review, vol. 62

From the guide to the Alice Dalgliesh Papers, 1935-1956, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Gág, Wanda, 1893-1946. Papers, 1893-1947 (bulk 1928-1947). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Milhous, Katherine, 1894-1977. Katherine Milhous and Frances Lichten papers, 1903-1977. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Sewell, Helen, 1896-1957. The Thanksgiving story : production material, ca. 1954. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Milhous, Katherine, 1894-1977. A book for Jennifer : a story of London children in the eighteenth century and of Mr. Newbery's juvenile library : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Milhous, Katherine, 1894-1977. Wings around South America : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Milhous, Katherine, 1894-1977. Once on a time : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Sewell, Helen, 1896-1957. The bears on Hemlock Mountain : production material, ca. 1952. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Dalgliesh, Alice, 1893-1979. Papers, 1935-1956. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Milhous, Katherine, 1894-1977. Happily ever after : fairy tales : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Alice Dalgliesh Papers, 1935-1956 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
referencedIn Berta and Elmer Hader papers, 1906-1974 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
creatorOf Politi, Leo, 1908-1996. The Columbus story : production material, ca. 1955-1957. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Milhous, Katherine, 1894-1977. They live in South America : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Milhous, Katherine, 1894-1977. The silver pencil : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Schreiber, Georges, 1904-. Ride on the wind : production material, ca. 1956. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Dalgliesh, Alice, 1893-1979. Ride on the wind : production material, [1956?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Dalgliesh, Alice, 1893-1979. The Thanksgiving story : production material, [1954?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Dalgliesh, Alice, 1893-1979. Sailor Sam : production material, [1935?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Hader, Berta. Berta and Elmer Hader papers, 1923-1965. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
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associatedWith Gág, Wanda, 1893-1946. person
associatedWith Hader, Berta person
associatedWith Hader, Berta. person
associatedWith Hader, Elmer, 1889-1973 person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 person
associatedWith Milhous, Katherine, 1894-1977. person
associatedWith Politi, Leo, 1908-1996. person
associatedWith Schreiber, Georges, 1904- person
associatedWith Sewell, Helen, 1896-1957. person
associatedWith Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane) corporateBody
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United States
Massachusetts
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Sailors--Juvenile fiction
Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)--Fiction
Children's literature--Manuscripts
Children's literature, American
Thanksgiving Day--Fiction
Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)--Juvenile fiction
Air pilots--Biography--Juvenile literature
Thanksgiving Day--Juvenile fiction
Military Personnel--Fiction
Humorous stories
Air pilots
Transatlantic flights
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Illustrator
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Birth 1893-10-07

Death 1979-06-11

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