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Natalie Savage Carlson was an American writer of children's books.

Background

She was born in Kernstown, Virginia of French Canadian descent, and worked many old family stories and folktales into early books like The Talking Cat and Other Stories of French Canada (1952).

Education

Student parochial schools, California.

Career

Carlson published her first story at age 8 on the children's page of the Baltimore Sunday Sun. Carlson died on September 23, 1997 in Rhode Island.

Achievements

  • For her lifetime contribution as a children's writer she was U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1966. For The Family Under the Bridge she was a runner-up for the 1959 Newbery Medal from the professional librarians, which annually recognizes the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children".

Works

Connections

Married Daniel Carlson, December 7, 1929. Children: Stephanie Natalie (Mistress Robert David Sullivan), Julie Ann (Mistress Walter Erskine McAlpine).

father:
Joseph Hamilton

mother:
Natalie Marie (Villeneuve

spouse:
Daniel Carlson

child:
Stephanie Natalie Carlson (Mistress Robert David Sullivan)

child:
Julie Ann Carlson (Mistress Walter Erskine McAlpine)