Award-winning children's author Konigsburg dies

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Associated Press

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 21 at 8:04 PM

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (AP) — E.L. Konigsburg, an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books, has died. She was 83.

Her son Paul Konigsburg says she died Friday at a hospital in Virginia. She had suffered a stroke a week before she died.

She won the John Newbery Medal in 1997 for her book "The View from Saturday" and in 1968 for "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler." The Newbery is one of the top honors for children's literature. Her family says she wrote 16 children's novels and illustrated 3 picture books.

Ingrid Bergman starred as Mrs. Frankenweiler in a 1973 film adaptation of Konigsburg's book called "The Hideaways."

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