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Eleanor Estes (Eleanor Ruth Rosenfeld)

Eleanor Estes, American author. Recipient New York State Association Supervision and Curriculum Development Award for outstanding contribution to childrens literature, 1961, Alumni Medal for distinguished service, Pratt Institute, 1968. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, Authors League American.

Background

  • Estes, Eleanor was born on May 9, 1906 in West Haven, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Louis and Caroline (Gewecke) Rosenfeld.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Pratt Institute Library. School (Caroline M. Hewins scholar), 1932. Doctor of Humane Letters(honorary), Albertus Magnus College, 1988.

    Career

    • Children's librarian Free Public Library, New Haven, 1924-1931, New York Public Library, 1932-1940.

    Major achievements

    • Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists (international association), Authors Guild, Authors League American

    Works

    • The Tunnel of Hugsy Goode
    • Nobody believed Hugsy Goode when he prophesied that a tunnel lay beneath the alley until--generations later--Nicholas (alias Copin) and Timothy (alias Tornid) decide to explore.
    • The Curious Adventures of Jimmy McGee
    • Jimmy McGee is a tiny, leprechaun-like man whose peaceful life is disrupted when he rescues Amy's doll Little Lydia from a monstrous wave that sweeps her off the beach.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, Authors League American.

    Connections

    • Married Rice Estes, December 8, 1932. 1 child, Helena Estes Sileo.
    • father: Louis Rosenfeld
    • mother: Caroline (Gewecke) Rosenfeld
    • spouse: Rice Estes
    • child: Helena Estes Sileo Estes
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    Died July 15, 1988
    (aged 82)
    Nationality
    • 1932
      Pratt Institute Library School (Caroline M. Hewins scholar)
    • 1988
      Albertus Magnus College
    • 1924 - 1931
      Children's librarian Free Public Library
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1932 - 1940
      Children's librarian Free Public Library