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Eleanor Estes (May 9, 1906 – July 15, 1988), born Eleanor Ruth Rosenfield in West Haven, Connecticut was best known for her award-winning children’s books, notably Ginger Pye, The Hundred Dresses, and The Moffats series. The town of “Cranbury” in which the Moffat books were set was based on her life in West Haven.
Upon graduating from high school, she joined the staff of the New Haven Free Public Library. Within a few years, she was promoted to Head of Children’s Services there.
A scholarship allowed her to attend the library school at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. There she met her future husband, Rice Estes. Eleanor Estes launched her career as a children’s librarian in the New York Public Library. Read More→