Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
  • Written by E.L. Konigsburg
    Read by Molly Ringwald
  • Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download | ISBN: 9780807223277
  • Our Price: $12.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

Written by E.L. KonigsburgAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by E.L. Konigsburg
Read by Molly RingwaldAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Molly Ringwald

Audio Editions

Read by Molly Ringwald
On Sale: February 03, 2004
ISBN: 978-0-8072-2327-7
More Info...
Visit RANDOM HOUSE AUDIO to learn more about audiobooks.
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
  • Email this page - The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
  • Print this page - The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Categories for this book
This book has no tags.
You can add some at Library Thing.
Synopsis

Synopsis

E. L. Konigsburg revisits the town of Epiphany to tell the story of Margaret Rose Kane, Connor's older half-sister. It's about the summer when Margaret Rose turned twelve--the same year that Cabbage Patch dolls were popular, that Sally Ride became the first woman to go into space, that El Niño turned the world upside-down. Margaret Rose begins her summer with a miserable experience at camp; from which she's rescued by her beloved, eccentric uncles. Little does she know that her uncles, in turn, need rescuing themselves--from a tyrannical city council determined to tear down her uncles' life work--three spectacularly beautiful towers that her uncles have been building since before Margaret was a baby.

THE OUTCASTS OF 19 SCHUYLER PLACE is a rousing audiobook about intelligence, art, and the fierce preservation of individuality.
E.L. Konigsburg

About E.L. Konigsburg

E.L. Konigsburg - The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
“When I was a child there were no books that related to my kind of life, a little girl in a mill town. I also realized that there didn’t seem to be any books that related to my own children’s lives. . . . I decided to try writing a children’s book.”—E. L. Konigsburg

E. L. Konigsburg is a Newbery Medal Winner and a Newbery Honor Author.

Konigsburg has never spent the night in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, like the heroine of her Newbery Medal–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler does. But she was born in New York, and she is a part-time painter, In fact she’s done the illustrations for a number of her books.

Konigsburg did not grow up in the city. Her family moved to Pennsylvania when she was young, and most of her childhood was spent in small towns in that state. When she attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, she majored in chemistry, and after graduation she worked as a chemist, doing research and teaching. It wasn’t until after she was married and had three children in school that Konigsburg began writing books.

What is exceptional about Konigsburg is her ability to communicate convincingly from the point of view of a child. As the reviewer for The Horn Book Magazine said of Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth, “The story is full . . . of situations completely in tune with the imaginations of ten-year-old girls.” Konigsburg’s character Ben, in George, has an ornery inner voice called George that seems to have come from the mind of a real child.

Konigsburg, who lives with her family in Jacksonville, Florida, is the author of more than 11 books for children with a wide variety of subjects and settings. One of them is a novelized biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine; several are collections of short stories; another is a historical novel about the Mona Lisa; and the rest are wonderful novels. Most of her books were named American Library Association Notable Children’s Books, and a number were chosen by The Horn Book Magazine for its Fanfare List. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was a Newbery Honor Book.


AUTHOR FUN FACTS

Undergraduate school—Carnegie-Mellon University; graduate school—University of Pittsburgh
Current home: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with husband, David
Previous jobs: Biology and science teacher
Favorite hobbies: Drawing, painting, walking along the beach, reading
Favorite food: Chocolate
Favorite books: It always changes


Education:PRAISE

FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER

—A Newbery Medal Book
—A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
—An ALA Notable Book for Children

JENNIFER, HECATE, MACBETH, WILLIAM McKINLEY, AND ME, ELIZABETH

—A Newbery Honor Book
—An ALA Notable Book for Children

A PROUD TASTE FOR SCARLET AND MINIVER

—An ALA Notable Book for Children

  • The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg
  • February 03, 2004
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Listening Library (Audio)
  • $12.95
  • 9780807223277

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: