Elizabeth George Speare

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Birthday
21, 1908
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 15, 1994 (85)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1908
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 15, 1994 (85)

About

American children's author well known for her Newbery Award winning historical fictional novels The Witch of Blackbird Pond and The Bronze Bow. She won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.

Before Fame

She attended Smith College for her undergraduate degree and obtained a Master's in English literature from Boston University.

Trivia

She was one of only five children's authors to win two Newbery medals.

Family Life

She was married to Alden Speare and had one son and one daughter.

Associated With

Sharon Creech is another prolific Newbery Award winning children's author.