Jean Lee Latham

Jean Lee Latham

Jean Lee Latham (April 19, 1902 – June 13, 1995) was an American writer who specialized in biographies (many of them nautical figures) for children or young adults.

She was born in West Virginia and received degrees from West Virginia Wesleyan College, Ithaca College, and Cornell University.

Miss Latham brings a varied background to her writing. She has been a linotype operator during her college days, a drama editor, and a writer of stage and radio plays. During World War II she trained Signal Corps inspectors and was awarded the War Department's Silver Wreath for her work. Although she is best-known for her Newbery Medal-winning Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, among her other popular books for young people are On Stage, Mr. Jefferson!; This Dear-Bought Land; Young Man in a Hurry; Drake: The Man They Called a Pirate; The Story of Eli Whitney; and Man of the Monitor. Miss Latham lived in Coral Gables, Florida.

Selected Books (not already listed below):

 

  • On Stage, Mr. Jefferson
  • Drake, The Man They Called a Pirate
  • Samuel F. B. Morse: Artist-Inventor
  • The Dog That Lost His Family
  • When Homer Honked
  • The Cuckoo That Couldn't Count
  • The Man Who Never Snoozed
  • Man of the Monitor: The Story of John Ericsson
  • Eli Whitney: Great Inventor
  • The Chagres: Power of the Panama Canal
  • Sam Houston: Hero of Texas
  • Retreat to Glory: The Story of Sam Houston
  • George W. Goethals: Panama Canal Engineer
  • The Frightened Hero: A Story of the Seige of Latham House
  • The Columbia: Powerhouse of North America
  • David Glasgow Farragut: Our First Admiral
  • Anchor's Aweigh: The Story of David Glasgow Farragut
  • Far Voyager: The Story of James Cook
  • Rachel Carson: Who Loved the Sea
  • Who Lives Here?
  • What Tabbit the Rabbit Found
  • Elizabeth Blackwell: Pioneer Woman Doctor

 

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21 Items found
Aladdin
by Jean Lee Latham, illustrated by Pablo Ramirez
from Bobbs-Merril Co
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Vintage Picture Books (Location: VIN-PIC)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
by Jean Lee Latham
from Houghton Mifflin
Biography for 5th-9th grade
1956 Newbery Medal winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$9.99
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
by Jean Lee Latham, illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II
from Houghton Mifflin
Biography for 5th-9th grade
1956 Newbery Medal winner
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - Audio CD
by Jean Lee Latham
from Well-Trained Mind Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Audio Books & Dramas (Location: CD-AUDIO)
$36.95
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - Progeny Press Study Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Carole Pelttari
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 5th-7th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: LIT-SGPP)
$24.99
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - TLP Guide
Total Language Plus Literature Guides
from Total Language Plus
for 6th-8th Grade
in Total Language Plus Guides (Location: LITSG-TLP)
David Glasgow Farragut
by Jean Lee Latham, illustrated by Paul Frame
from Garrard Publishing Company
for 2nd-4th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Drake: The Man They Called a Pirate
by Jean Lee Latham
from Harper & Brothers
for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Eli Whitney: Great Inventor
by Jean Lee Latham
from Garrard Publishing Company
for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
Jack the Giant Killer
by Jean Lee Latham, illustrated by Pablo Ramirez
from Bobbs-Merril Co
for 1st-4th grade
in Vintage Picture Books (Location: VIN-PIC)
Man of the Monitor
by Jean Lee Latham
from Harper & Row
for 6th-9th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Nutcracker retold
by Jean Lee Latham, illustrated by Jose Correas
from Bobbs-Merril Co
for 2nd-5th grade
in Vintage Picture Books (Location: VIN-PIC)
Retreat to Glory
by Jean Lee Latham
from Harper & Row
for 6th-9th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Story of Eli Whitney
by Jean Lee Latham
Second Edition from Avyx, Inc.
for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$7.50 (1 in stock)
Story of Eli Whitney
by Jean Lee Latham
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 4th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$7.50 (3 in stock)
Story of Eli Whitney
by Jean Lee Latham, illustrated by Fritz Kredel
1st edition from Aladdin Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
This Dear-Bought Land
by Jean Lee Latham
from Bob Jones University Press
for 3rd-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$11.99
This Dear-Bought Land
by Jean Lee Latham
from Harper & Row
for 3rd-8th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
$56.00 (1 in stock)
Trail Blazer of the Seas
by Jean Lee Latham
from Purple House Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$11.99
Trail Blazer of the Seas
by Jean Lee Latham
from Houghton Mifflin
for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Young Man in a Hurry
by Jean Lee Latham, illustrated by Victor Mays
from Harper & Row
for 5th-8th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)