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de la Mare, Walter

Walter de la Mare, born April 25, 1873 (pen name Walter Ramal) was born at Charlton, Kent, in the south of England. His mother, Lucy Sophia, was related to the poet Robert Browning. His career as a writer began around 1895 and he published to the end of his life. De la Mare wrote for […]

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de Brunhoff, Jean

Jean de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator, was born on December 9th 1899. He is known throughout the world for being the creator of Babar, the beloved elephant who first appeared in print in 1931. Babar was the product of a family story told by de Brunhoff’s mother. Babar went on to have many adventures […]

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de Angeli, Marguerite

Marguerite (Lofft) de Angeli was born on March 14, 1889 in Lapeer, Michigan. Her father was a photographer and her grandfather was the town’s blacksmith. At the age of 13, her family moved to Philadelphia, where Marguerite’s artistic inclinations were encouraged. She was interested in singing, writing, and drawing, seemingly heading toward a career as a […]

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d’Aulaire, Ingri Parin

Ingri Parin d’Aulaire (nee Ingri Maartenson) was born on December 27, 1904. She knew when she was very young that she wanted to be an artist and received encouragement at age 15 from one of Norway’s foremost painters, Harriet Backer. Ms. d’Aulaire studied art in Norway, Germany, and France. While at art school in Paris, she […]

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d’Aulaire, Edgar Parin

Edgar Parin was born in Switzerland on September 30, 1898. He took his mother’s name, d’Aulaire, when he became an artist. Edgar was a pupil of Henry Matisse, and illustrated books in Germany and frescoes in Norway before immigrating to America in 1929. Edgar and his wife, Ingri, collaborated on a children’s book, The Magic Rug, at […]

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Danziger, Paula

Paula Danziger was born on August 18th in Washington, D.C. Raised in Virginia and New Jersey, she earned a BA in English and an MA in reading. She taught junior and senior high, as well as college. Her first book, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, was published in 1974. She wrote over 25 books, including The United Tates of […]

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Daly, Maureen

Born in Ireland on March 15, 1921, Maureen Daly’s family soon moved to Wisconsin because it reminded her father of the Emerald Isle. She married William P. McGivern, a mystery writer, in 1946, and the two of them traveled the world until he died of cancer in 1982. They had two children. Ms. Daly is […]

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Dalgliesh, Alice

Born October 7, 1893, in Trinidad, Alice Dalgliesh was a woman of letters all her life. The daughter of a Scotsman and an Englishwoman, she grew up with Sir Walter Scott’s novels and her father’s stories of how “Wattie” Scott would visit her great-grandfather and sit in the kitchen exchanging stories. An avid reader, she started […]

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Dahl, Roald

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 in Llandaff, South Wales. He was the son of a ship-broker who died just two months after Roald’s sister Astri died of appendicitis at age seven. After graduating from high school, he went to work for Shell Oil Company in East Africa. When the war broke out in […]

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