Eleanor Farjeon

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Birthday
13, 1881
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 5, 1965 (84)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1881
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 5, 1965 (84)

About

An English children's author, poet, and biographer, she is most famous for works such as Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard and Morning Has Broken. She was a recipient of both the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

Before Fame

She was frequently ill as a child and spent a great deal of time at home reading and writing. At the age of eighteen, she wrote the libretto for an operetta composed by her brother.

Trivia

She transformed her poem, A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring), into the timeless hymn, Morning has Broken.

Family Life

She was born into a family of writers: her father was a novelist, and one of her younger brothers became known for his mystery stories.

Associated With

She received the first Hans Christian Andersen Award for lifetime achievement in children's literature.