Elizabeth Enright (1909-1968) was an American children's author and illustrator. That was just right, because when she was born on September 17, 1909 in Oak Park, Illinois, she was born to parents that were also illustrators. Heck, her mother, Maginel Wright Enright Barney was the sister of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Her first and only job was illustration until she decided to write Kintu: A Congo Adventure, her first book. September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Wrights home in Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 â April 9, 1959) was one of the most prominent and influential architects of the first half of the 20th century. ...
Today, she is more known for her writing than her illustating. She has collected both the time-honored Newbery Medal (for Thimble Summer, in 1939) and the Newbery Honor (for Gone Away Lake, in 1958). The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ... Thimble Summer is a novel by Elizabeth Enright that won the 1939 Newbery Medal. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Newbery Honor is a citation given by the American Library Association (ALA) to select American childrens books. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
Elizabeth died in 1968. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...
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