Anne Elizabeth's Diary by Anne Elizabeth Rector
A Young Artist's True Story

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any girls have dreamed that their diaries would someday be discovered and published, and that's just what has happened with this gem! Found in the attic of the house in which Anne Elizabeth Rector grew up, Anne Elizabeth's Diary is both a glimpse into what life was like for a 12-year-old girl in early-twentieth-century New York City, as well as a portrait of the early development of a young artist. Anne's wry entries are accompanied by her own exquisite illustrations, as well as sidebars that further explore details of America in 1912--from the toys (kaleidoscopes, ouija boards) to the clothes (hats with feathers, pink dresses), and much more. Fans of the Dear America and American Girl series will relish this book's rich history and detail.

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Anne Elizabeth Rector (1899-1970) attended the Art Students League of New York. She was an accomplished fine artist. She also painted boxes, made unique toys and dollhouses, and handmade furniture for the rich and famous, like movie star Carole Lombard. She married Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Edmund Duffy and had one daughter.Kathleen Krull is the acclaimed author of the the "Lives of..." series. She is a frequent speaker at schools and conferences and writes articles and book reviews for The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, and Publishers Weekly, among others.
Published July 1, 2004 by Little, Brown Young Readers. 64 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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For Christmas, 12-year-old Anne Elizabeth Rector got a diary from her mother and art supplies from her father, and she kept an illustrated diary the whole year of 1912.

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Some fun historical tidbits: a 1986 comic, ""The Lutetia Olympics,"" was printed to bolster Paris's bid for the 1992 games, while ""Chanticleerix,"" (2003, published for the first time here), details an avian battle of symbolic proportions between the Gaulish rooster and the Roman eagle.

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