Coatsworth, Elizabeth

Coatsworth, Elizabeth (Jane)

(1893–1986) writer, poet; born in Buffalo, N.Y. She graduated from Vassar College, (1915) and Columbia University (M.A. 1916). She wrote popular books for young readers, including The Cat Who Went to Heaven (1930) and The Sod House (1954), a story of immigrants who move to Kansas. She married Henry Beston, the naturalist, and settled in Nobleboro, Maine (1932).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.