• R.I.P. Elizabeth van Steenwyk, 95, in July 2021 (mysteries/horse novels

    From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jul 8 08:31:49 2022
    Oddly, most sources say she was born on July 1st...1928.


    First half:

    Paso Robles, California - Elizabeth A. Van Steenwyk, distinguished children's writer and businesswoman, passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on July 22, 2021.
    Elizabeth was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois. She went to Knox College in Galesburg, where she received her B. A. degree. It was also in Galesburg where she met and married Donald Van Steenwyk, after which they moved to California and raised four
    children while developing several businesses.
    Elizabeth pursued a career in writing, becoming an award winning author of over 75 published children's books. In the early 1970's, Don and Elizabeth invested in acreage on the west side of Paso Robles, from which Adelaida Vineyards and Winery developed.
    Elizabeth was the CEO and owner of Adelaida Vineyards for over 35 years.

    (includes photo)

    (book covers)

    From 2002:

    "Van Steenwyk's newest book, "One Fine Day," is forthcoming from
    Eerdman's. Her other books include two set during World War II --
    "Maggie in the Morning," about a girl spending the summer of 1941 in
    Oquawka, Illinois, and "A Traitor Among Us," about a boy living in Nazi-occupied Holland in 1944. "When Abraham Talked to Trees" is about
    Abraham Lincoln's love for books as a boy; and "My Name is York," is
    about the Lewis and Clark expedition, told from the point of view of
    Clark's young slave. "

    (birthday post from 2018, with many links, photos, book reviews, and a link about the 1997 movie "Kayla")

    (video read-alouds)


    Dorothy Hamill: Olympic Champion, Harvey House (New York, NY), 1976.
    Women in Sports: Figure Skating, Harvey House (New York, NY), 1976.
    The Best Horse, Scholastic Book Services (New York, NY), 1977.
    Larry Mahan, Grosset (New York, NY), 1977.
    Barrel Horse Racer, Walker (New York, NY), 1977.
    Women in Sports: Rodeo, Harvey House (New York, NY), 1978.
    Mystery at Beach Bay, Creative Education (Mankato, MN), 1978.
    Ride to Win, Creative Education (Mankato, MN), 1978.
    Cameo of a Champion, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1978.
    Fly Like an Eagle, and Other Stories, Walker York, NY), 1978.
    Rivals on Ice, Albert Whitman (Chicago, IL), 1978.
    Illustrated Skating Dictionary for Young People, Harvey House (New
    York, NY), 1979.
    God, Why Did He Die?, Concordia, 1979.

    Presidents at Home, Messner (New York, NY), 1980.
    Tracy Austin, Childrens Press (New York, NY), 1980.
    Quarter Horse Winner, Albert Whitman (Chicago, IL), 1980.
    Stars on Ice, Dodd (New York, NY), 1980.
    Illustrated Riding Dictionary for Young People, Harvey House (New
    York, NY), 1980.
    Bucky, Economy, 1981.
    The Ghost of Pilgrim Creek, Economy, 1981.
    Triangle of Fear, Economy, 1981.
    Three Dog Afternoon, Economy, 1981.
    Dance with a Stranger, Tempo, 1982.
    Southpaw from Sonora Mystery, Childrens Press (New York, NY), 1983.
    Ghost in the Gym, Childrens Press (New York, NY), 1983.
    Terror on the Rebound, Childrens Press (New York, NY), 1983.
    Secrets of the Painted Horse, Childrens Press (New York, NY), 1983.
    Lonely Rider, Tempo, 1983.
    The Witness Tree, Tempo, 1983.
    Behind the Scenes at the Amusement Park, Albert Whitman (Chicago, IL),
    The Face of Love, Dutton (New York, NY), 1983.
    Harness Racing, Crestwood, 1983.
    Will You Love My Horse Forever?, Dutton (New York, NY), 1984.
    Rachel Has a Secret, Willowisp Press (Worthington, OH), 1987.
    Sarah's Great Idea, Willowisp Press (Worthington, OH), 1987.
    Dwight David Eisenhower, President, Walker York, NY), 1987.
    Three Dog Winter, Walker York, NY), 1987.
    Lorie for President, Willowisp Press (Worthington, OH), 1988.
    Levi Strauss: The Blue Jeans Man, Walker York, NY), 1988.

    Can You Keep a Secret?, Willowisp Press (Worthington, OH), 1990.
    The California Gold Rush: West with the Forty-Niners, F. Watts (New
    York, NY), 1991.
    Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Woman of Courage, F. Watts (New York, NY),
    Will the Real Me Please Stand Up?, Pages Publishing Group, 1994.
    Frederic Remington, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1994.
    The California Missions, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1995.
    Frontier Fever: The Silly, Superstitious--and Sometimes Sensible--
    Medicine of the Pioneers, Walker (New York, NY), 1995.
    Saddlebag Salesmen, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1995.
    Mathew Brady: Civil War Photographer, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1997.
    My Name Is York, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth, Rising Moon
    (Flagstaff, AZ), 1997.
    A Traitor among Us, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1997.
    Air Shows: From Barnstormers to Blue Angels, F. Watts (New York, NY),

    When Abraham Talked to Trees, illustrated by Bill Farnsworth, Eerdmans
    (Grand Rapids, MI), 2000.
    Let's Go to the Beach: A History of Sun and Fun by the Sea, Holt (New
    York, NY), 2001.
    Maggie in the Morning, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 2001.
    Seneca Chief, Army General: A Story about Ely Parker, illustrated by
    Karen Ritz, Carolrhoda Books (Minneapolis, MN), 2001.

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