Sawyer, Ruth

Born: Aug 05, 1880 AD
Died: 1970 AD, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

1880 - Born on the 5th of August in Boston and raised in New York City.


1900 - Sawyer travelled to Cuba to teach storytelling to teachers organizing kindergartens for children orphaned during the Spanish-American War.


1915 - Her first published work was The Primrose Ring.

1916 - She published a number of collections of folktales, such as This Way To Christmas.

1937 - Her best known book is Roller Skates, which won her the Newbery Medal.

1956 - The Enchanted Schoolhouse.

1960 - The Year of the Christmas Dragon.

1942 - The Way of the Storyteller.

1907 - She worked in Ireland for the New York Sun and spent time in the countryside collecting Irish folk tales.

1970 - Died on the 3rd of June.

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