Rest in Peace to an author whose books I loved.
E.L. Konigsburg died at age 83.
According to a short article in Huffington Post:
“She won the John Newbery Medal in 1997 for her book ‘The View from Saturday’ and in 1968 for ‘From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.’ The Newbery is one of the top honors for children's literature. Her family says she wrote 16 children's novels and illustrated 3 picture books.
“Her first book, ‘Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth’ was also a Newbery honor book in 1968, making her the only author to be a winner and runner-up in the same year.”
My wife and I used to read the Newbery and Caldecott books. Both The Mixed-up Files and the Jennifer, Hecate . . . . books were among my favorites.