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Gruelle, Johnny

Born in Illinois on December 25, 1880, John Barton Gruelle is best known for creating Raggedy Ann and Andy. He worked for several newspapers and magazines in Indianapolis and New York, illustrating their articles, and working on cartoon strips. In 1929, his comic strip, “Brutus,” began a nine-year run. In 1915, his daughter, Marcella, found her grandmother’s […]

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Grimm, Wilhelm

Born in Hanau, Germany on February 24th, 1786, Wilhelm Grimm studied law at Marburg and then worked as a secretary at Kassel, where his brother Jacob was the librarian. Theirs was not an easy life. Because both of their parents had died, the brothers worked to support their four younger brothers and sisters. In 1812, […]

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Greenaway, Kate

Kate Greenaway, born on March 17, 1846, still stands as one of the most popular British illustrators of the late 19th century with her images of sweet children, flowers, and quaint sketches of landscapes. Her popularity began when she published Christmas cards and soon she was illustrating her own verse as well as the work […]

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Gray, Elizabeth Janet

  Elizabeth Gray Vining was born October 6, 1902, in Philadelphia. She published her first article in Young Churchman when she was seventeen. Vining graduated from Bryn Mawr College. In 1926, she graduated from Drexel University with a degree in library science. She wrote Adam of the Road under the name Elizabeth Janet Gray, and […]

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Gramatky, Hardie

Hardie Gramatky was born on April 12, 1907 in Dallas, Texas. His father died when he was young, and his mother moved the family to Los Angeles, California in search of work. While in school, one of Gramatky’s teachers suggested that he show his art work to the Los Angeles Times newspaper. Consequently, they hired […]

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Grahame, Kenneth

Born on March 8, 1859, Kenneth Grahame lived his childhood in the Highlands of Scotland and in England. His father was an attorney, his great-uncle a poet, and his cousin, Anthony Hope, wrote The Prisoner of Zenda. His branch of the family had to deal with his father’s alcoholism and his mother’s death from scarlet […]

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Gorey, Edward

Born on February 25th, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois, Edward St. John Gorey learned to read at an early age, devouring Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, and the novels of Victor Hugo by the time he was eight. He took his only formal art training at the Chicago Art Institute in 1943, moving on to Harvard, from […]

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Godden, Rumer

Margaret Rumer Godden was born Dec. 10, 1907, in Sussex, England. One of three daughters, she was less than a year old when her father moved the family to India, where he ran a shipping line. Her Indian childhood had a strong influence on her writing. She returned to England at age 20 so she […]

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Gilbreth, Frank B., Jr.

Cheaper By the Dozen was my favorite book when I was growing up. I re-read it many times. Being an only child, this family of twelve children was magical to me and Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., born on March 17, 1911, was a very funny writer. He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, one of […]

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Geisel, Theodor Seuss

Learning to read used to mean a boy named Dick and a girl named Jane—that is, until a man named Theodor Giesel, a.k.a Dr. Seuss, came along on March 2, 1904. In 1957, a friend asked him to write a new kind of book that new readers would like. He was given a first grade […]

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