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Lois Lenski (1893–1974)

Teoksen Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison tekijä

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Lois Lenski was born in Springfield, Ohio on October 14, 1893. After graduating from Ohio State University, she moved to New York to study art. She continued her studies in London, England and illustrate children's books written by others. She returned to the United States in 1921 and became an näytä lisää author and illustrator. In 1927, she published two books about her own childhood entitled Skipping Village and A Little Girl of 1900. She wrote nearly 100 books for children and young adults during her lifetime including the Mr. Small series, Bayou Suzette, Prairie School, Boomtown Boy, Judy's Journey, and High-Rise Secret. She received a Newbery Medal in 1946 for Strawberry Girl. She died on September 11, 1974 at the age of 80. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Strawberry Girl (1945) 3,027 kappaletta
The Little Train (1968) 662 kappaletta
Cowboy Small (1949) 420 kappaletta
Prairie School (1951) 408 kappaletta
The Little Fire Engine (1946) 343 kappaletta
Sing a Song of People (1965) 308 kappaletta
Cotton in My Sack (1949) 288 kappaletta
The Little Airplane (1938) 277 kappaletta
Judy's Journey (1947) 256 kappaletta
Blue Ridge Billy (1946) 183 kappaletta
Now It's Fall (1977) 171 kappaletta
Policeman Small (1980) 171 kappaletta
The Little Sail Boat (1937) 165 kappaletta
Phebe Fairchild: Her Book (1936) 165 kappaletta
Ocean-Born Mary (1939) 165 kappaletta
Papa Small (1951) 158 kappaletta
Coal Camp Girl (1959) 151 kappaletta
The Little Auto (1934) 131 kappaletta
Texas Tomboy (1950) 122 kappaletta
Houseboat Girl (1957) 117 kappaletta
The Little Farm (1942) 106 kappaletta
I Like Winter (1950) 102 kappaletta
Shoo-Fly Girl (1963) 102 kappaletta
Bayou Suzette (1943) 94 kappaletta
Flood Friday (1956) 90 kappaletta
Boom Town Boy (1948) 86 kappaletta
Puritan Adventure (1944) 84 kappaletta
Little Sioux Girl (1958) 83 kappaletta
San Francisco Boy (1955) 83 kappaletta
Corn-Farm Boy (1954) 75 kappaletta
Lois Lenski's Christmas Stories (1965) 71 kappaletta
Spring is Here (1945) 64 kappaletta
The Easter Rabbit's Parade (1936) 61 kappaletta
On a Summer Day (1950) 59 kappaletta
Mr. and Mrs. Noah (1948) 59 kappaletta
High-Rise Secret (1966) 59 kappaletta
Big Big Book of Mr. Small (1970) 58 kappaletta
The Little Family (2002) 57 kappaletta
Mama Hattie's Girl (1953) 49 kappaletta
To Be a Logger (1967) 48 kappaletta
Berries in the Scoop (1956) 41 kappaletta
Blueberry Corners (1940) 40 kappaletta
Deer Valley Girl (1834) 38 kappaletta
Peanuts for Billy Ben (1952) 36 kappaletta
Bound Girl of Cobble Hill (1938) 35 kappaletta
We Live in the North (1965) 33 kappaletta
We Live in the Country (1960) 33 kappaletta
We Live in the South (1952) 32 kappaletta
We Live in the Southwest (1962) 32 kappaletta
We Live in the City (1954) 26 kappaletta
A-Going to the Westward (1937) 23 kappaletta
We Live by the River (1956) 23 kappaletta
My Friend the Cow (1777) 21 kappaletta
Project Boy (1954) 19 kappaletta
A Dog Came To School (1955) 17 kappaletta
More Mr Small (1966) 15 kappaletta
Let's Play House (1944) 14 kappaletta
Journey into Childhood (1972) 14 kappaletta
Davy and His Dog (1957) 10 kappaletta
Davy's Day (1943) 10 kappaletta
Davy Goes Places (1961) 9 kappaletta
City poems (1971) 8 kappaletta
Big Little Davy (1956) 8 kappaletta
The Life I Live (1965) 8 kappaletta
Debbie and Her Family (1969) 7 kappaletta
Debbie and Her Grandma (1967) 7 kappaletta
Surprise for Davy (1947) 6 kappaletta
Susie Mariar (1967) 6 kappaletta
Songs of Mr. Small (1954) 6 kappaletta
Debbie Herself (1969) 5 kappaletta
Sing for Peace (1985) 5 kappaletta
We Are Thy Children (1952) 5 kappaletta
Animals For Me (1959) 4 kappaletta
Spinach Boy (1930) 3 kappaletta
Grandmother Tippytoe (1931) 3 kappaletta
Sugarplum House (1935) 3 kappaletta
Debbie and Her Dolls (1970) 3 kappaletta
Alphabet People 2 kappaletta
Flood at River Bend 2 kappaletta
Gooseberry Garden (1934) 2 kappaletta
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Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Lenski, Lois
Virallinen nimi
Covey, Lois Lenore Lenski
Springfield, Ohio, USA
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
Springfield, Ohio, USA
Anna, Ohio, USA
Harwinton, Connecticut, USA
Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA
Ohio State University (BS | 1915)
Art Students League of New York
School of Industrial Art
Westminster School of Art
children's book author
children's book illustrator
Lenski, R.C.H. (father)
Covey, Arthur (husband)
Lois Lenski Covey Foundation
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Regina Medal (1969)
Newbery Honor (1936, 1941)
Newbery Medal (1946)
Children's Book Award (1947)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Lois Lenski was one of five children born to a Prussian immigrant father and a teacher mother in Ohio. She grew up in a rural community west of Springfield, and many of her fondest childhood memories were of life in this small town, according to her autobiograph. Lois was skilled at drawing, often copying pictures from books and magazines.
She attended Ohio State University, intending to become a teacher. After graduation, at the urging of her art professors, she moved to New York City to study at the Art Students League.
She took courses and supported herself with jobs such as lettering and painting greeting cards and drawing for fashion ads. In 1920, she traveled to London and Italy to study and work.
In 1921, shortly after returning from her travels, Lenski married Arthur Covey, an artist. She spent much of her early career as an illustrator of children's books, and then began to write her own stories to accompany her drawings. She published her first book, Skipping Village, in 1927. Lenski won the Newbery Honor for several of her books and the Newbery Medal in 1946. She was a prolific author who produced many regional series of books as well as character-based series.



Of all the "Indian Captive" novel, such as "Mocassin Trail" and "The Light in the Forest", I found this to be the most thoroughly researched and most respectfully written. Originally published in 1941, it is based on the true-life story of Mary "Molly Jemison", who was captured and adopted by the Genesee in the 1750s. When given the opportunity to return to the white community, Molly chose to stay with her native family. At the age of 80, "she told her memories of her experiences in detail to James Everett Seaver, M.D. and the book was first published at Canandagua, NY in 1824." (p. xi)
My edition, published in 1995, includes an introduction by Arthur C. Parker, Director of the Rochester Museum of Arts. He explains that "not only did Miss Lenski make a study of the literature (regarding Molly's life), but visited the Indians, many of whom are descendants of the subject of her book. The book includes hand drawn sketches ,done by the author, all based on her studies "in the various museums containing Iroquois and especially Seneca objects" (p.viii).
As Seaver explains, many writers have ignored the necessity of having accurate knowledge of how the native people lived, and instead have "written purely from imagination, filling gaps with pre-conceived knowledge or basing it upon modern adaptions of European practices". (p. vii).
The result is a sensitive story which explores the divide between the two worlds at the time of the French and Indian War. Molly first feels extreme despair when separated from her family, only to learn to care fore the kind and loyal native family to whom she now belongs.
For teachers, this would be a good supplement on a unit about Native Americans. The author not only included sketches of artifacts used by the natives, but explains their uses, as Molly is taught skills for living as a productive member of the tribe, but also the traditions and beliefs of the native people. The author also shows the way that contact with Europeans began to change life for the natives, in both good and bad ways.
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Chrissylou62 | 34 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 11, 2024 |
Ten-year-old Birdie Boyer can hardly wait to start picking the strawberries. Her family has just moved to the Florida backwoods, and they haven't even begun their planting. Making the new farm prosper won't be easy--what with the heat, the droughts, the cold snaps and the neighbors.
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PlumfieldCH | 42 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 11, 2024 |
Twelve-year-old Mary Jemison took her peaceful days on her family's farm in eastern Pennsylvania for granted. But on a spring day in 1758, something happened that changed her life forever. A band of warriors invaded the house and took the Jemison family captive. Mary was separated from her parents and brothers and sister. She traveled with the Indians to southern Ohio and later to a Seneca village on the Genesee River in what is now western New York.

Mary's new life was not easy. She missed her family terribly, and she was unaccustomed to Seneca ways. Several times she even tried to run away. But the Indians were kind to her and taught her many things about the earth, its plants, and its creatures. She became a sister to animals and to all growing things. Then Mary was finally given the chance to return to the world of white men. But she had also become a sister to the Indians. How could she leave them?

Based on a true story, here is the unforgettable tale of the legendary "White Woman of the Genesee."
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PlumfieldCH | 34 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 21, 2023 |
It’s interesting to read this, at the beginning it reminded me of the Farmer Brown Little Golden Book, and then I saw the Easter Bunny was in a carriage as in Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg.
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FamiliesUnitedLL | 1 muu arvostelu | Aug 18, 2023 |



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