Search - List of Books by Phyllis McGinley

"Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!" -- Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis McGinley (March 21, 1905 - February 22, 1978) was an American writer of children's books and poet about the positive aspects of suburban life.

McGinley was born in Ontario, Oregon. At age 3, her family moved to Iliff Colorado, and then to Ogden, Utah after her father died.

She studied at the University of Southern California and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, graduating in 1927, then moved to New York City. She wrote copy for an advertising agency, then taught at a junior high school in New Rochelle, New York for one year, until her career as a writer and poet took off.

A poet from the age of six, she published prolifically. Her poems appeared primarily in The New Yorker, where she first published in 1934 or earlier, but she also wrote for such outlets as New York Herald Tribune and was the poetry editor for Town & Country. She also wrote the lyrics for a musical revue, Small Wonder, in 1948, and the script for the Czech animated feature film "The Emperor's Nightingale," in 1951.

In 1955, she was elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

In 1961 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; in 1964 she was honored with the Laetare Medal by the University of Notre Dame (described as 'An honor to a man or woman who has "enriched the heritage of humanity"'). She also holds nearly a dozen honorary degrees - "including one from the stronghold of strictly masculine pride, Dartmouth College" (from the dust jacket of Sixpence in Her Shoe (copy 1964)).

She moved to Larchmont, New York in 1937 with her husband, Bill Hayden, and raised two daughters there, singing the praises of domesticity and small town suburbia for nearly 40 years. McGinley died in New York City in 1978.

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Total Books: 42
The Year without a Santa Claus
2015 - The Year Without a Santa Claus (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781477847503
ISBN-10: 1477847502
Genre: Children's Books
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Little Golden Book Farm Favorites
2012 - Little Golden Book Farm Favorites [Little Golden Book Favorites] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307930200
ISBN-10: 0307930203
Genre: Children's Books
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Voice of the Poet American Wits Ogden Nash Dorothy Parker Phyllis McGinley
1999 - Most Wonderful Doll in the World [Blue Ribbon Book] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
The Most Wonderful Doll in the World
1990 - The Most Wonderful Doll in the World (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780590434768
ISBN-10: 0590434764
Genre: Children's Books
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Kitty on the Farm
1990 - Kitty on the Farm (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307002006
ISBN-10: 0307002004
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Saint Watching
1982 - Saint Watching (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780824504502
ISBN-10: 082450450X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Saint-watching
1974 - Saint-watching (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385095372
ISBN-10: 0385095376
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Confessions of a Reluctant Optimist Poems
1973 - Confessions of a Reluctant Optimist Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780875293400
ISBN-10: 0875293409
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Saint-Watching
1969 - Saint-watching (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670167753
ISBN-10: 0670167754
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Times Three
1968 - Times Three (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780670002290
ISBN-10: 0670002291
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Sixpence in Her Shoe
1964 - Sixpence in Her Shoe (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780025833609
ISBN-10: 002583360X
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Mince Pie and Mistletoe
1961 - Mince Pie and Mistletoe (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780397305742
ISBN-10: 0397305745
Genre: Children's Books
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Province of the Heart
1959 - Province of the Heart (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670580378
ISBN-10: 0670580376
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Merry Christmas Happy
1958 - Merry Christmas Happy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670472413
ISBN-10: 0670472417
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Love Letters of P M
1956 - Love Letters of P M (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780670000104
ISBN-10: 0670000108
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The Plain Princess
1955 - The Plain Princess (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780876021767
ISBN-10: 0876021763
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Wreath of Christmas Legends
Wreath of Christmas Legends (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020444503
ISBN-10: 0020444508
Genre: Children's Books
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The B Book
The B Book (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780027653700
ISBN-10: 0027653706
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Year Without Santa Claus
Year Without Santa Claus (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340039779
ISBN-10: 0340039779
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Plain Princess
Plain Princess (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780397301072
ISBN-10: 0397301073
Genre: Children's Books
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All Around the Town
All Around the Town (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780397301423
ISBN-10: 0397301421
Genre: Children's Books
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