E. L. Konigsburg
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E. L. Konigsburg

E. L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. In 1968 From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for The View From Saturday. She has also written and illustrated three picture books: Samuel Todd's Book of Great Colors, Samuel Todd's Book of Great Inventions, and Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdale's. In 2000 she wrote Silent to the Bone, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, among many other honors.

After completing her degree at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Konigsburg did graduate work in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. For several years she taught science at a private girls' school. When the third of her three children started kindergarten, she began to write. She now lives on the beach in North Florida.

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    • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

    • By: E. L. Konigsburg
    • Narrated by: Jill Clayburgh
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796
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    When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere; she wants to run to somewhere....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How to be different on the inside, where it counts

    • By Bonny on 04-28-13

    Regular price: $15.93

    • The View from Saturday

    • By: E. L. Konigsburg
    • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Jan Maxwell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Did Mrs. Olinsky choose the four members of the sixth grade Academic Bowl Team, or did they choose her--and one another....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just for kids. Konigsburg is ageless.

    • By Fay on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Thalia Kids' Book Club: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - 50th Anniversary

    • By: E. L. Konigsburg
    • Narrated by: Blue Balliett, Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Mass, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    An afternoon of readings and lively discussion with contemporary authors who have been inspired by E. L. Konigsburg's Newbery Award-winning classic....

    Regular price: $3.41

    • Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

    • By: E.L. Konigsburg
    • Narrated by: Carol Jordan Stewart
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Being the new kid in town isn't easy for Elizabeth until she meets Jennifer, an honest-to-goodness witch....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!<br />

    • By Craig specht on 06-05-18

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

    • By: E. L. Konigsburg
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Amedeo Kaplan seems just like any other new kid who has moved into the town of St. Malo, Florida, a navy town where new faces are the norm. But Amedeo has a secret, a dream....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An important book to read

    • By E. B. on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

    • By: E.L. Konigsburg
    • Narrated by: Molly Ringwald
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The summer she's 12, the same year that Cabbage Patch dolls are popular, that Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you are now or have ever been 12 years old

    • By Susan on 10-12-04

    Regular price: $21.27

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