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Charles Finger

(Charles J. Finger)


(1869 - 1941)

Charles Finger

Charles Joseph Finger (December 25, 1869 – January 7, 1941) was a British author.

He was born in Willesden, England and attended King’s College London. He traveled extensively as a young man, visiting North America, South America, and Africa. He eventually settled in the United States, in the Ozarks, Arkansas.

He became the acting editor of the Reedy’s Mirror after William Marion Reedy’s death in 1920.

His book Tales from Silver Lands (1924) won the 1925 Newbery Medal. The book is a collection of stories from Central and South America. Some of Finger’s other works include Bushrangers (1924), Tales Worth Telling (1927), Courageous Companions (1929), and A Dog at His Heel (1936).


Courageous Companions (1929)

The story of an English lad who sails with Magellan around the world.

Author(s): Charles Finger
Illustrator(s): James Daugherty

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Give a Man a Horse (1939)

Story of two young men riding through South America.

Author(s): Charles Finger
Illustrator(s): Henry C. Pitz

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Story Parade Red Book (1937)

A collection of 39 stories for boys and girls by noted authors, and with numerous illustrations.

Author(s): Carol Ryrie Brink
Margaret Wise Brown
Elizabeth Coatsworth
Charles Finger
Et al
Illustrator(s): Laura Bannon
Lois Lenski
Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham
Henry C. Pitz
Kate Seredy
Et al

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