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Encyclopedia > Eloise McGraw

Eloise Jarvis McGraw (December 9, 1915 - November 30, 2000) was an author of children's books. She was awarded the Newbery Honor three times in three different decades, for her novels Moccasin Trail (1952), The Golden Goblet (1962), and The Moorchild (1997). A Really Weird Summer (1977) won an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America. McGraw had a particular interest in history, and among the many books she wrote for children are Greensleeves, Pharaoh, The Seventeenth Swap, and Mara, Daughter of the Nile. December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jane Frank: illustration from Thomas Yoseloffs The Further Adventures of Till Eulenspiegel (1957). ... The following is a list of Newbery Honor books, in reverse chronological order: // Recent winners 2006 Whittington by Alan Armstrong (Random House) Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitlers Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Scholastic Nonfiction, an imprint of Scholastic) Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury Childrens Books) Show... The Golden Goblet is a childrens book by Eloise McGraw (December 9, 1915 - November 30, 2000). ... The Moorchild is a novel by Eloise McGraw, centering on the life of a changeling girl in Ireland and drawing heavily from Irish and European folklore about changelings, leprechauns and fairies. ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ... The Mystery Writers of America are an organization for mystery writers. ... History studies the past in human terms. ...


McGraw also contributed to the Oz series started by L. Frank Baum, writing with her daughter Lauren Lynn McGraw Merry Go Round in Oz (the last of the Oz books issued by Baum's publisher) and The Forbidden Fountain of Oz, and later writing The Rundlestone of Oz on her own. The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and that relates the history of the Land of Oz. ... The Laughing Dragon of Oz, see Frank Joslyn Baum . ... Cover of Merry-Go-Round in Oz. ...


She lived for many years in Portland, Oregon before dying in late 2000 of "complications of cancer". Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ...


McGraw had a husband named William Corbin McGraw, who died in 1999. They had two children, Peter and Lauren.



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(1908: The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays | 1910: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz | The Land of Oz | 1914: The Patchwork Girl of Oz | The Magic Cloak of Oz | His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz | 1925: Wizard of Oz | 1933: The Wizard of Oz | 1939: The Wizard of Oz | 1961: Tales of the Wizard of Oz | 1964: Return to Oz | 1965: The Wizard of Mars | 1969: The Wonderful Land of Oz | 1971: Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde | 1972: Journey Back to Oz | 1975: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | 1976: The Wizard of Oz | 1976: Oz | 1981: The Marvelous Land of Oz | 1982: The Wizard of Oz | 1984: Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz | 1985: Return to Oz | 1986: Oz no Mahōtsukai | 1990: Supēsu Ozu no Bōken | 1996: The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz | 2005: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz | The Patchwork Girl of Oz) For the film, see The Wizard of Oz (1939 film) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens book written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... Oz is a fantasy region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. ... ... The Oz books are a series of books, which begin with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and deal with the history of the Land of Oz. ... The Laughing Dragon of Oz, see Frank Joslyn Baum . ... Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976) was an American writer of childrens stories. ... Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (Russian: ) (July 14, 1891 – July 3, 1977) was a Russian novelist and mathematician. ... William Wallace Denslow Copyright notice from Denslows Mother Goose of 1901 - note the use of the word, Rex even at that date William Wallace Denslow (May 5, 1856–March 29, 1915) was an illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his... John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a childrens book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baums, Ruth Plumly Thompsons, and three of his own. ... The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays was an early attempt to bring L. Frank Baums Oz books to the screen. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) was the first film version of L. Frank Baums 1900 novel. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) was the first film version of L. Frank Baums 1900 novel. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) was the first film version of L. Frank Baums 1900 novel. ... The Patchwork Girl of Oz was a 1914 film made by L. Frank Baums Oz Film Company. ... The Magic Cloak of Oz is a 1914 film directed by J. Farrell MacDonald. ... His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz is a 1914 film production, directed by J. Farrell MacDonald and written and produced by L. Frank Baum. ... The Wizard of Oz (1925), directed by Larry Semon, who also appears in a comic role (and featuring a young Oliver Hardy), was the first major filmed production of the Wizard of Oz, done as a silent film. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Tales of the Wizard of Oz was a 1961 animated television series, produced by Crawley Films for Videocraft. ... Return to Oz (1964) was an animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass. ... The Wizard of Mars is a 1965 low budget science fiction film takeoff of L. Frank Baums The Wizard of Oz written and directed by stage magician David L. Hewitt. ... The Wonderful Land of Oz is a 1969 film by Barry Mahon, based on the novel The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Journey Back To Oz is an official animated sequel to the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. ... This feature length (115 minute) film is an adaption of the childrens novel written by L. Frank Baum. ... This short film was based on the novel by L. Frank Baum. ... Oz is a 1976 film directed by Chris Löfvén, and stars Joy Dunsten. ... The Marvelous Land of Oz is a musical play by Thomas W. Olson (book), Gary Briggle (lyrics), and Richard Dworsky (music), based on the novel by L. Frank Baum. ... Ozu no Mahōtsukai is a 1982 anime feature film directed by Fumihiko Takayama, from a screenplay by Yoshimitsu Banno and Akira Miyazaki, produced by Banno and Katsumi Ueno for Toho Co. ... Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz is the 1984 entry in the Brazilian comedy film series Os Trapalhões. ... For other uses, including the 1964 film of the same name, see Return to Oz (disambiguation). ... Oz no Mahōtsukai ) is an anime adaption of The Wizard of Oz which ran on the Japanese network TV Tokyo from October 6, 1986–September 28, 1987. ... The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz is a 1990 futuristic adaptation of the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz is a 1990 futuristic adaptation of the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ...

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Eloise McGraw Summary (1856 words)
McGraw was able to believably capture the thoughts and feelings of children, particularly the 10-14 age group that was her primary audience," explained an obituary writer for the Oregonian.
McGraw has many interests throughout her adult life, ranging in intensity from minor hobbies to all-out obsessions and included drawing, painting and printmaking, dancing, stagecraft, acting, directing, puppetry, ceramics, enamel-on-metal work, drill-team horseback riding, and studying ancient Egyptian history and customs.
McGraw revealed in an article for Writer that she was able to visualize the Egyptian setting of the novel--and two other works with ancient settings, Mara, Daughter of the Nile and Pharaoh--through extensive research.
Amazon.ca: The Moorchild: Books: Eloise McGraw (1633 words)
Some readers may find Saaski's cruel treatment by the villagers upsetting and her future with Tam unsettlingly vague, but both are consistent with McGraw's clear intention of using her novel to expose peoples' prejudices and emphasize the importance of being true to oneself.
In the case of Eloise McGraw's, "The Moorchild", the author has cleverly written a tale of what it means to be different from everyone around you.
In her dedication McGraw writes, "To all children who have ever felt different", giving her readers the chance to identify with this strange but beautiful creature.
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