Monday, September 21, 2009

Author E.L. Konigsburg

E.L. Konigsburg is the fantastic author of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. She lives in Florida with her family. She is the only author ever to win a Newbury Medal and Honor in the same year (1968 - the medal was for From the Mixed-Up Files and the Honor was for her book Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth). For a detailed biography of E.L. Konigsburg, check out this site.

She has written many books for children including:

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who choses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

Upon leaving an oppressive summer camp, twelve-year-old Margaret Rose Kane spearheads a campaign to preserve three unique towers her great-uncles have been building in their backyard for more than forty years.

When he is wrongly accused of gravely injuring his baby half-sister, thirteen-year-old Branwell loses his power of speech and only his friend Connor is able to reach him and uncover the truth about what really happened.

The spirit of a dead actress turns two children invisible and sends them out among a group of colorful street performers to search for a missing necklace.

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