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Encyclopedia > Esther Forbes

Esther Forbes (June 28, 1891 - August 12, 1968) was an United States of America Bio- Bibliography, novelist, and children's writer who received both a Pulitzer Prize and a Newbery Medal. is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Basic Characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... 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 outstanding American book for children. ...


Forbes was born in Westborough, Massachusetts. After attending school in Wisconsin, Forbes served as a member of the editorial staff at Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston. Her first novel, Oh Genteel Lady!, was published in 1926 and was made a selection by the then newly formed Book-of-the-Month Club. She married Albert Hoskins in 1926. They divorced in 1933. Nickname: The Hundredth Town Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Worcester County Settled 1675 Incorporated 1717  - Board of Selectmen George Barrette (chair) Lydia Goldblatt Susan Abladian George Thompson Leigh Emery Area    - City 56. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... i suck for crack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11Houghton Mifflin Company is a leading educational publisher in the United States. ... The Book of the Month Club (founded 1923) is a mail-order business where consumers are offered a new book each month. ...


By 1938 Forbes had published a number of books, but it was her 1942 biography Paul Revere and the World He Lived In that put her in the spotlight and subsequently brought her the Pulitzer Prize for History. Her novel Johnny Tremain (1943), about the life of a young apprentice in Boston, in the early 1770s, won the 1944 Newbery Medal and remains one of the most highly acclaimed books for young adults. The Pulitzer Prize for History has been awarded since 1917 for a distinguished book upon the history of the United States. ... Johnny Tremain, a 1944 childrens novel by Esther Forbes, retells in narrative form the final years in Boston, Massachusetts prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ...


Forbes died in 1968, aged 77.


Quotations

"Most American heroes of the Revolutionary period are by now two men, the actual man and the romantic image. Some are even three men - the actual man, the image, and the de-bunked remains." Paul Revere and the World He Lived In, Note 54.


Resources

  • Jack Bales, Esther Forbes: A Bio-Bibliography of the Author of Johnny Tremain, Scarecrow Press, 1998.

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