Hawes, Charles (1889 - 1923)

Genre: Children's Literature

Charles Boardman Hawes was born in Clinton, NY, but his family moved to Bangor, ME when he was five. He attended Bowdoin College where he was editor of the undergraduate magazine and was class poet in his senior year. Upon graduation (1911), he was awarded the Nathaniel Hawthorne Fellowship and spent a year at Harvard. He taught at Harrisburg Academy in PA, then went to work as a member of the editorial staff of The Youth's Companion in Boston. His stories were published as serials in The Open Road, a boys' magazine, before being published later as books. He died unexpectedly in 1923 after a brief illness. He was posthumously awarded the Newbery medal in 1923 for his book The Dark Frigate.


  • The Mutineers: A Tale of Old Days at Sea and of Adventures in the Far East as Benjamin Lathrop Set it Down Some Sixty Years Ago (1920)
  • The Great Quest: A Romance of 1826, Wherein Are Recorded the Experiences of Josiah Woods of Topham, and of Those Others with Whom He Sailed for Cuba and the Gulf of Guinea (1921)
  • Gloucester, By Land and Sea; The Story of a New England Seacoast Town (1923)
  • The Dark Frigate: Wherein is Told the Story of Philip Marsham Who Lived in the Time of King Charles (1923)
  • Whaling (1924)