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Thursday, January 26, 2012

January Prompt for 2012 A Classics Challenge

Katherine at November's Autumn has created writing prompts for each month of the challenge. This month's focus will be on: The Author.

The classic that I read this month  is The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, so my answers will relate to this author.

Who is the author? Elizabeth George Speare

What do they look like? 

When were they born? November 21, 1908 in Melrose, Massachusetts, United States.

Where did they live? United States. She lived her whole life in New England.

What are some of the other novels they've written?  The Sign of the Beaver (1983), Calico Captive (1957), The Bronze Bow (1961 and Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal).

What is an interesting and random fact about their life? She discovered her gift of writing at the age of eight and began composing stories while still in high school. She received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her distinguished and enduring contribution to children's literature in 1989. She died of an aortic aneurysm on November 15, 1994 in Tuscon, Arizona at the age of 85.


  1. What a fantastic idea! I loved getting to know more about this author. Makes me want to pick up one of her books.

  2. @Dana: I'm glad that you enjoyed reading about Speare! She is a fabulous author, and I highly recommend The Sign of the Beaver and The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I read these books aloud to my kids, and they loved them! They are both 5-star reads, in my opinion.


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