Jane Flory (1917–2005)

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Verk av Jane Flory

Mist on the Mountain (1966) 30 exemplar
The Too-Little Fire Engine (1950) 25 exemplar
Faraway dream (1968) 24 exemplar
The Golden Venture (1976) 22 exemplar
Ramshackle Roost (1972) 21 exemplar
One Hundred and Eight Bells (1963) 19 exemplar
Mr. Snitzel's Cookies (1950) 19 exemplar
The Great Bamboozlement (1982) 18 exemplar
A Tune for the Towpath (1962) 16 exemplar
Peddler's summer, (1960) 16 exemplar
We'll have a friend for lunch (1974) 12 exemplar
The Lost and Found Princess (1979) 9 exemplar
Surprise in the Barn (1955) 9 exemplar


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Flory, Jane Trescott
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art (now Philadelphia College of Art|degree, 1939)
freelance writer (children’s books)
children's book illustrator
Philadelphia College of Art (Director of Evening Division)
Kort biografi
Jane Trescott Flory was born Jane Trescott in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on June 29, 1917, to Leroy Charles and Hazel Trescott. Educated at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art (now Philadelphia College of Art), Flory received her college degree in 1939. She began working as a free-lance writer and illustrator of children’s books soon after college, and married artist and college instructor Arthur Leroy Flory on September 29, 1941. Together they had three children: Cynthia Jane, Christine Kate, and Erika Susan. After the death of her husband in 1972, Flory continued her passion for writing and illustrating.

Flory’s first children’s book, Snooty, the Pig Who Was Proud, was published in 1944 by Whitman Publishing. Flory continued to publish books through Whitman and other publishing companies until 1960, when she signed with Houghton Mifflin Publishing. While with Houghton, Flory wrote and illustrated 15 books, each received well by critics. The School Library Journal called Far Away Dream, published in 1968, “A warm and understanding story.” The Liberation of Clementine Tipton is “a delightful story of a ten-year-old tomboy whose father is on the Central Committee… the reader gets a vivid picture of the celebration in Philadelphia in 1876” according to the Philadelphia Bulletin.

Most of Flory’s work is inspired by her time spent in Philadelphia. She began writing It Was a Pretty Good Year (published in 1979) after hearing a childhood friend tell stories about growing up on Reed Street in Philadelphia. Although he found his childhood to be boring and bland, Flory integrated humor and atmosphere into the story, and according to the editor of It Was a Pretty Good Year, captured the “tempo of an early American city – the sights, the smells and the feelings of people freshly immigrated to this new land of opportunity.”

In 1980, Flory remarried Barnett R. Freedman, but kept the name of her first husband. Flory’s last book, The Great Bamboozlement, was published in 1982 by Houghton Press. From the Boston Globe, this story is “a lighthearted, engaging story of a frontier family that sorts out its problems with humor, patience, and love.” Flory worked at the Philadelphia College of Art in Philadelphia as the director of evening division from 1958-1974, all while writing and illustrating. In her last years, she gave writing and illustrating in favor of quilting at her home in Queen Village. She died from Alzheimer’s Disease on December 2, 2005 at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.



Originally published in 1950 by Wonder Books.
Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Decent read aloud-trim size is small. Rabbit family adopts a bear, then he becomes too big for their house.
dangerlibearian | Dec 3, 2010 |
The Golden Venture is my favorite book about the California gold rush in 1849. Written and illustrated by master story teller Jane Flory, The Golden Venture tells the story of a man and his eleven-year-old daughter's journey from Missouri to San Francisco; his dream is to earn his freedom from debt to a relative; hers, to stay with her father no matter what. His search for gold is not delved into; however, the life she providentially falls into in San Francisco is: helping bake hard tack to sell, fending off gangsters - luckily she's a crack shot with her squirrel rifle - and eventually, making a residence and bakery with an assortment of other good people on an abandoned ship in the harbor. The Golden Venture, along with dozens of other ships had entire crews, right down to the captain, abandon them, not even unloading the cargo, in their fever to get to the gold fields, hence the handy availability of a ship no one wants. Many interesting relationships occur in the story, difficult ones, friendships, even some love interests. Chapters are eleven to fifteen pages long, quite manageable when I read this book aloud to my eleven-year-old daughter. She loved it as much as I did.… (mer)
SaintSunniva | Mar 29, 2009 |
This is a wonderful "old" book that my 9-year old daughter bought at a library for .50 cents. I dreaded the day soon after when she chose this book to be the one we would begin reading nightly for story time before bed. Afterall, the chapters are long, (longer than I can read aloud in 5 minutes), there are few illustrations, none in color, and well it's "old" book written about a place in time even older. I groaned as I began. And now, just two chapters away from the finish, I'm completely captivated by this wonderful story full of triumph and victory for those that the society at the time would sooner forget. If you happen to chance upon this book at a library sale, or a yard sale or thrift store, you're in for a treat if you choose to buy it. My daughter bought it for .50 cents. I've found it available from various sources on the web from $4 - $5.95 . But if something were to ever happen to our copy, I'd seek to replace it and be willing to pay much more! It's that good of a story!… (mer)
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