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Rachel Lyman Field

(1894-1942 / the United States)

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Rachel Lyman Field (September 19, 1894 – March 15, 1942) was an American novelist, poet, and author of children's fiction. She is best known for her Newbery Medal–winning novel for young adults, Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, published in 1929.

Field was born in New York City, and, as a child, contributed to the St. Nicholas Magazine. She was educated at Radcliffe College. Her book ... more »

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  • ''Isn't it strange some people make
    You feel so tired inside,
    Your thoughts begin to shrivel up
    Like leaves all brown and dried!''
    Rachel Lyman Field (1894-1942), U.S. writer. Some People (l. 1-4). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
  • ''Something told the wild geese
    It was time to go.
    Though the fields lay golden
    Something whispered—"Snow."''
    Rachel Lyman Field (1894-1942), U.S. writer. Something Told the Wild Geese (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald H...
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