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Elizabeth Yates

Elizabeth Yates

Elizabeth Yates, author of over forty books for children, is perhaps best known for her book Amos Fortune, Free Man, the winner of the 1951 Newbery Award. Her husband William (in 1951) wrote of Elizabeth: "She has plenty of courage, a strong faith and a native expectancy of good. Living with her is a high adventure."

A life of adventure can begin quietly enough. Elizabeth Yates was born in New York in 1905 and her first story making occurred on the back of her horse Bluemose during long rides through the countryside. In 1926, determined to be an author she moved to New York City to launch her writing career. She undertook a variety of assignments: reviewing books, writing short stories, and doing research. When she married William McGreal they moved to England where her first book was published. In 1939, the McGreals returned to the United States and settled on an old farm in New Hampshire.

Elizabeth continued to write books, still finding time to pursue her other hobbies, which included gardening and walking. Now in her still vigorous nineties, she lives in Concord, New Hampshire, continuing to live out her deep sense of faith and adventure in many ways. One of the things she does is to open her home to small groups of children to provide writing instruction and encouragement.

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American Haven
Mountain Adventures #3
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$8.50
Amos Fortune, Free Man
by Elizabeth Yates
from Puffin Books
Realistic Fiction for 4th-8th grade
1951 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$5.94
Amos Fortune, Free Man - Study Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Carole Pelttari
from Progeny Press
American Literature Guide for 5th-7th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
$16.14
Amos Fortune, Free Man - Study Guide CD
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Carole Pelttari
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 5th-7th grade
in Progeny Press Interactive CDs (Location: B18-14B)
$11.89
Amos Fortune, Free Man - TLP Guide
Total Language Plus Literature Guides
from Total Language Plus
for 5th-6th Grade
in Total Language Plus Guides (Location: B18-06A)
Carolina's Courage
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
Historical Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
$8.50 $4.00 (3 in stock)
Carolina's Courage - BookLinks Teaching Guide and Book Set
from Bob Jones University Press
for 2nd-4th grade
in BJU Journey Books & Booklinks (Location: B10-02D)
$8.40 (1 in stock)
Hue and Cry
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
Realistic Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$7.64 $4.00 (2 in stock)
Iceland Adventure
Mountain Adventures #2
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Journeyman
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
Realistic Fiction for 6th-9th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$8.50 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Mountain Born
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
Realistic Fiction for 4th-6th grade
1944 Newbery Honor Book
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$8.50 $4.80 (2 in stock)
Mountain Born - BookLinks Teaching Guide and Book Set
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
for 4th-7th grade
in BJU Journey Books & Booklinks (Location: B10-02D)
$8.40 (2 in stock)
Next Fine Day
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$8.50
Place for Peter
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
Realistic Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$8.50 $4.80 (1 in stock)
Sarah Whitcher's Story
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$8.50
Someday You'll Write
by Elizabeth Yates
2nd edition from Bob Jones University Press
Non-fiction for 5th-9th grade
$8.50 $2.10 (2 in stock)
Swiss Holiday
Mountain Adventures #1
by Elizabeth Yates
from Bob Jones University Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
$4.00 (2 in stock)