Eleanor Estes’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 9, 1906

Death Date

Jul 15, 1988

Age of Death

82 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jul 15, 1988


Children's Author

The children’s author Eleanor Estes died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Children’s author who wrote nearly two dozen books and won the Newbery Medal for her 1951 work, Ginger Pye. Her other works include The Moffats, The Hundred Dresses, and Pinky Pye.

She grew up in West Haven, Connecticut as one of four children. She married librarian Rice Estes, and the couple had a daughter named Helena.