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Sawyer, Ruth

Born: 1880 AD
Died: 1970 AD
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.