Rachel Field

By Zeriyah Mcknight

Rachel Field was born on September 19, 1894 in New York NY. In the early New England clergyman and writer. She grew up in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. As a child, she contributed to the St. Nicholas Magazine. She was educated at Radcliffe College.

According to Ruth Hill Viguers, Field was "fifteen when she first visited Maine and fell under the spell of its ''island-scattered coast". Rachel Field married Arthur S. Pederson in 1935. Rachel and Arthur had a child named Hannah Fields ( Who is still alive). In 1938 on of her plays was used for the British film "The Londonderry Air". Her Bestsellers were Time Out Of Mind, All This And Heaven Too and Now And Tomorrow. Field also wrote the English lyric for the version of Franz Schubert's "Ava Maria" used in the Disney film Fantasia. She is also Famous for her poem-turned-song "Something Told The Wild Geese". She also wrote The Nativity of Jesus, "All Through The Night". She Moved to Hollywood where she lived with her husband and he children. Rachel Died at Good Samritan Hospital on March 15, 1942, of pneumonia following an operation. She died at 47 in Los Angeles California. But before see died she received Newberry Award in 1930 for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Prayer for a child (a book she wrote) won the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children's published in the U.S. Time Out Of Mind ( A Book she wrote) won the Nationals Book Awards.

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