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Ruth Sawyer was the pseudonym of Lucinda Durand (August 5, 1880 - June 3, 1970), an American writer of children's books. She was born in Boston and raised in New York. She studied folklore and storytelling at Columbia University, where she got a B.S. in 1904. August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Founded  -Incorporated  September 17, 1630  1820, as a city County  Suffolk County Mayor  Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water  232. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Columbia University is a private university in New York City. ... BS or bs is an abbreviation with multiple meanings, including: Bachelor of Science degree British Standard Bahamas (ISO country code) The postcode for Bristol, England A somewhat more polite abbreviation of bullshit A card game The Swiss canton of Basel_Stadt Shorthand for the backspace and the backspace control character Shorthand... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Her first published work was The Primrose Ring in 1915, of which a movie was made in 1917 (starring Loretta Young). Her best-known book is Roller Skates, which won her the Newbery Medal in 1937. The Primrose Ring is a novel by Ruth Sawyer, published first in 1915 and illustrated by Fanny Munsell. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Loretta Young (January 6, 1913 – August 12, 2000) was an American actress. ... 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. ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1965, she was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for her work. 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal is a prize awarded by the American Library Association to writers or illustrators of childrens books published in the U.S. who have made substantial and lasting contributions to childrens literature. ...


Biography

Ruth Sawyer was born in 1880 of an affluent family whose fortunes were reversed upon the death of her father, a New York City merchant. Her New York childhood is described in Roller Skates. Her family lost most of their wealth and their home in New York City. They were forced to move to their summer cottage in Maine and live off the land, an experience that Sawyer describes in mer autobiographical children's novel, The Year of Jubilo.


Sawyer was educated at a female seminary in New York and at the Garland Kindergarten Training School, which prepared her to earn an independent income as a teacher. At the age of twenty, Sawyer went to Cuba to teach storytelling to teachers organizing kindergartens for children orphaned during the Spanish-American War two years earlier. She returned to New York to study folklore and storytelling at Columbia University. During two summers in 1905 and 1907, she worked in Ireland for the New York Sun and spent time in the countryside collecting Irish folk tales. The Spanish-American War took place in 1898, and resulted in the United States of America gaining control over the former colonies of Spain in the Caribbean and Pacific. ... Columbia University is a private university in New York City. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The modern New York Sun is a daily newspaper published at New York City which debuted April 16, 2002. ...


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Ruth Sawyer Collection--College of St. Catherine Libraries (268 words)
The Ruth Sawyer Collection is comprised of children's books, both old and new, which form a history of literature for children.
Sawyer's own writings, all autographed and some inscribed to the College; a collection of her letters, detailing books which were currently in progress; recordings of Ms.
Sawyer telling some of her favorite stories; and some manuscripts, gallery proofs and medals.
Ruth Sawyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (518 words)
Ruth Sawyer was the professional name of Ruth Sawyer Durand (August 5, 1880 - June 3, 1970), an American writer of children's books.
Ruth Sawyer was born in 1880 of wealthy New York family.
Sawyer travelled to Cuba in 1900, to teach storytelling to teachers organizing kindergartens for children orphaned during the Spanish-American War.
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