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Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Archive for April, 2013

Thank You E. L. Konigsburg


(1930-2013) Elaine Lobi Konigsburg is known to our Fourth Graders as E. L. Konigsburg, the beloved author of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Her books have been honored with Newbery awards by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The Newbery Medal is awarded […]

Susan B. Anthony


Cautious, careful people never can bring about a reform.      Susan B. Anthony Having grown up in North Adams, I was always fascinated when my family drove past the house on East St. in Adams, MA where Susan B. Anthony was born. It was inspiring to me to think that a woman who was born in […]

Baseball Season


A is for America’s Most Beloved Ballpark For baseball lovers everywhere the experience they want to share is Fenway’s magic and mystique, which make this classic park unique. The Boston Red Sox have played at Fenway Park since 1912. Fenway is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium that is still in use. In 2012, the […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game


In July 2007 a rare baseball card was sold at auction for almost three million dollars. The player on the card was hatchet-faced, bandy-legged, and arguably the most famous shortstop baseball has ever known. His name was Honus Wagner. This is his story. Thus began author Jane Yolen in her book, All Star! Honus Wagner […]

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