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Phyllis Rose Eisenberg Papers

Summary Information
Title: Phyllis Rose Eisenberg Papers
Dates: 1978
Creator: Eisenberg, Phyllis Rose, 1924-
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-374
The collection contains typescript for one book.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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Mitzvah is Something Special, 1978

Biographical Sketch

Phyllis Rose Eisenberg was born June 26, 1924, in Chicago, IL. She was quiet and shy as a child. Her parents' divorce, when she was eleven caused her to become more withdrawn. Because divorce was something of a rarity at the time, she worried about being different from her friends. Though she didn't know it then, the seeds of a compelling need to express herself had been planted. However, she was married and the mother of a kindergartner before she took writing seriously. Eventually, when her son was a teenager, a comment he made about his grandmothers let to the book called A Mitzvah Is Something Special . In Worldbook Encyclopedia Yearbook 1979 it was listed as one of twelve outstanding works of fiction for children.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author vol. 41, pp. 83-85.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescript, corrected for one title.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Eisenberg, Phyllis Rose, 1924-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Mitzvah is Something Special 1978 
Note by Susan Jeschke
New York: Harper & Row, 1978
Box MF 290
Typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF 290