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Rachel Field

1894 - 1942

An American novelist, poet, and children's fiction writer, Field was born September 19, 1894 and grew up in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

She first published an essay "A Winter Walk" at the age of 16 in St. Nicholas Magazine. She attended Radcliffe College, and began publishing poetry, plays and fiction from the 1920s-1940s.

In 1930 her children's book Hitty, Her First Hundred Years (1929) won the Newbery Medal, and in 1936 she was awarded the National Book Award for her novel Time Out Of Mind (1935). In 1945, three years after her death, Prayer For a Child (1944) won the Caldecott Award.

Field died March 15, 1942, at the age of 47, after contracting pneumonia following surgery.

Newest listings by Rachel Field


Patchwork Plays

Offered by Pontaccio
USD 23.00

And Now Tomorrow

Offered by Books Express
USD 50.79

Prayer for a Child

Offered by Books Express
USD 36.99