Elisabeth Hamilton Friermood

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Elisabeth Hamilton

(1903-12-30)December 30, 1903
Marion, Indiana, USA
DiedMarch 25, 1992(1992-03-25) (aged 88)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Storyteller
  • Librarian
  • Author
Spouse(s)Harold T. Friermood
Parent(s)Burr Hamilton and Etta Hale Hamilton

Elisabeth Hamilton Friermood (December 30, 1903 - March 25, 1992) was a storyteller, librarian, and author of historical fiction for young adult readers. She was born Elisabeth Hamilton in Marion, Indiana to parents Burr Hamilton (a firefighter) and Etta Hale Hamilton.. In 1928, she married Harold T. Friermood, author of The Ymca Guide to Adult Fitness. Her experience as a children's librarian (in the Marion Public Library and the Dayton Public Library) inspired several of her characters. Her historical fiction was extremely well researched, and included books set in the Midwest in the 1800s describing pioneer life, the Spanish American war, the Underground Railroad, and two books about the Wabash River.[1] She also contributed articles and stories to Horn Book Magazine, Story Parade and Seashore Press publications.[2] Her works were published by Doubleday.[3]

List of works

A list of Friermood's published novels, including links to contemporary reviews from Kirkus reviews where applicable.

Promises in the Attic (1960) [1]

That Jones Girl (1956) [2]

Doc Dudley's Daughter (1965) [3]

Circus Sequins (1968) [4]

Ballad of Calamity Creek (1962)

Head High, Ellen Brody (1958) (nominated for the Sequoyah Book Award in 1960) [5]

One of Fred's Girls (1970) [6]

Focus the bright land (awarded the Ohioana Book Award for Children's Literature in 1968)[4] [7]

Whispering Willows (1964)

Jo Allen's Predicament (1959) [8]

Candle in the Sun (1955)

The wild Donahues (1963)

The luck of Daphne Tolliver (1961) [9]

Geneva Summer: A Romance of College Camp (1952) [10]

Hoosier heritage (1954) [11]

Peppers' Paradise (1969) [12]

Molly's Double Rainbow (1966)

The Wabash Knows the Secret (1951)


  1. "Elisabeth Hamilton Friermood". www.librarything.com. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  2. Commire, Anne (1973). Something about the author. [electronic resource]. Internet Archive. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research. ISBN 978-0-8103-0058-3.
  3. Fuller, Muriel (1977). More junior authors. Internet Archive. New York : Wilson. ISBN 978-0-8242-0036-7.
  4. "Past Award Winners – Ohioana Library". Retrieved 2020-09-24.

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