Alice Dalgliesh

Author

1893 – 1979

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Who was Alice Dalgliesh?

Alice Dalgliesh, "a pioneer in the field of children's historical fiction", was a naturalized American author and publisher who wrote over 40 fiction and non-fiction books, many of them for children. Three of her books received the Newbery Honor Award; the partially autobiographical The Silver Pencil, The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, and The Courage of Sarah Noble, which also won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.

As the founding editor of Scribner's and Sons Children's Book Division, Dalgliesh published works by award-winning authors and illustrators including Robert A. Heinlein, Marcia Brown, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Katherine Milhous, Will James, Leonard Weisgard, and Leo Politi. Her prominence in the field of children's literature led to her being appointed the first president of the Children's Book Council, a national nonprofit trade association of children's book publishers and presses.

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Born
Oct 7, 1893
Trinidad
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Trinidad and Tobago
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
Died
Jun 11, 1979
Woodbury

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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