Author:Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth

American writer of fiction and poet


For childrenEdit

  • The Cat and the Captain, illustrated by Gertrude Kaye, Macmillan, 1927
  • The Cat Who Went to Heaven, ill. Lynd Ward Macmillan, 1930
  • The Golden Horseshoe, ill. Robert Lawson, Macmillan, 1935
  • Sword of the Wilderness, ill. Harve Stein, Macmillan, 1936
  • Alice-All-by-Herself, ill. Marguerite de Angeli, Macmillan, 1937
  • Dancing Tom, ill. Grace Paull, Macmillan, 1938
  • You Shall have a Carriage, ill. Henry Clarence Pitz, Macmillan, 1941
  • Runaway Home, ill. Gustaf Tenggren, Row, Peterson and Company, 1942
  • Indian Mound Farm, ill. Fermin Rocker, Macmillan, 1943
  • Up Hill and Down: Stories, ill. James Davis, Knopf, 1947
  • Night and the Cat, With Illustrations by Foujita, Macmillan, 1950
  • Dollars for Luck, ill. George and Doris Hauman, Macmillan, 1951; reissued as The Sailing Hatrack, London:Blackie, 1972
  • Cat Stories, ill. Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky, Simon & Schuster, 1953
  • Dog Stories, ill. Rojankovsky, Simon & Schuster, 1953
  • Old Whirlwind: The Story of Davy Crockett, ill. Manning Lee, Macmillan, 1953
  • Horse Stories, by Kate Barnes and Coatsworth, ill. Rojankovsky, Simon & Schuster, 1954
  • The Peddler's Cart, by Eliabeth Coatsworth, ill. Zhenya Gay, Macmillan, 1956
  • Pika and the Roses, ill. Kurt Wiese, Pantheon, 1959
  • Lonely Maria, ill. Evaline Ness, Pantheon, 1960
  • The Noble Doll, ill. Leo Politi, Viking, 1961
  • Chimney Farm Bedtime Stories, by Henry Beston and Coatsworth, ill. Maurice Day, Holt, Reinhart, 1966
  • The Lucky Ones:Five Journeys Toward a Home, ill. Janet Doyle, Macmillan, 1968
  • Under the Green Willow, ill Janina Domanska, Macmillan, 1971
  • The Wanderers, ill. Trina Schart Hyman, Scholastic, 1972
  • Pure Magic, ill. Ingrid Fetz, Macmillan 1973; reissued as The Werefox, Collier, 1975
  • Marra's World, ill. Krystayna Turska, Greenwillow, 1975

Sally seriesEdit

  • Away Goes Sally, 1934
  • Five Bushel Farm, 1938
  • The Fair American ,1940
  • The White Horse, 1942
  • The Wonderful Day, 1946

For adultsEdit


  • Here I Stay, Coward McCann, 1938
  • The Trunk, Macmillan, 1941
  • The Incredible Tales
  • The Enchanted, Pantheon, 1951
  • Silky: An Incredible Tale, Pantheon, 1953
  • Mountain Bride: An Incredible Tale, Pantheon 1954
  • The White Room, Pantheon, 1958


  • Fox Footprints, Knopf, 1923, poetry
  • "Rain: St Augustine" in The Dial, volume 75, 1923.
  • Country Poems, Macmillan, 1942
  • The Creaking Stair, Coward McCann, 1949


  • The Sun's Diary: A Book of Days for Any Year, Macmillan, 1929
  • Country Neighborhood, Macmillan, 1945
  • Maine Ways, Macmillan, 1947
  • Especially Maine: The Natural World of Henry Beston from Cape Cod to the St. Lawrence; (editor), Stephen Greene, 1970
  • Personal Geography: Almost an Autobiography, Stephen Greene, 1976


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1986, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 36 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.