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Book Title: The Diamond in the Window|
The author of the book: Jane Langton
ISBN 13: 9780881037470
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 669 KB
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: October 31st 1973
Read full description of the books The Diamond in the Window:Award-winning author Jane Langton's beloved books about the extraordinary Hall family have been applauded by review journals, award committees, and fans alike. These beautifully crafted novels will now be available together for the first time as The Hall Family Chronicles, and the adventure begins with the first three books.The Hall family is no ordinary family. They live in one of the most peculiar houses in Concord, a home where magic seems to lie in wait around every corner. In The Diamond in the Window, the Hall children confront an attic room with a terrible secret. The Swing in the Summerhouse will take them places where they were never meant to travel. And The Astonishing Stereoscope brings them a contraption with unexpected power from the distant past. Eleanor, Eddie, and Georgie's page-turning adventures offer fantasy readers a journey to remember.
Read information about the authorLangton was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1944. She received an M.A. in art history from the University of Michigan in 1945, and another M.A. from Radcliffe College in 1948. She studied at the Boston Museum School from 1958 to 1959.
In 1961 Langton wrote and illustrated her first book for children, The Majesty of Grace, a story about a young girl during the Depression who is certain she will some day be Queen of England. Langton has since written a children's series, The Hall Family Chronicles, and the Homer Kelly murder mystery novels. She has also written several stand-alone novels and picture books.
Langton's novel The Fledgling is a Newbery Honor book. Her novel Emily Dickinson is Dead was nominated for an Edgar Award and received a Nero Award. The Face on the Wall was an editors' choice selection by The Drood Review of Mystery for 1998.
Langton lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts, near the town of Concord, the setting of many of her novels. Her husband, Bill, died in 1997. Langton has three adult sons: Chris, David and Andy.
* Hall Family
* Homer Kelly Mystery
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