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Harris, Joel Chandler

Joel Chandler Harris was born on December 9 in either 1945 or 1948 in Eatonton, Georgia. At age 14, he took his first job as a printer’s devil for The Countryman, a local weekly newspaper that was published on Turnwold Plantation. While working there, Harris listened to the stories of the black slaves Uncle George […]

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Holling, Holling C.

On August 2, 1900, Holling Clancy Holling was born in Jackson County, Michigan. Holling grew up to hold many different positions, all dealing with his love of art and nature. He worked at the Field Museum of National History in Chicago, IL in the taxidermy department. It was here he met his wife, Lucille Webster. He […]

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Hyman, Trina Schart

Trina Schart Hyman celebrated her birthday on April 8, 1939, and was hailed as one of the great romantic illustrators of our time. She studied art in Philadelphia, Boston, and Stockholm and served as the art director for Cricket for seven years. She launched her highly successful illustrating career with Toffe Och Den Lilla Bilen […]

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Hurd, Edith Thacher

Edith Thacher Hurd was born in Missouri on September 13, 1910. She married Clement Hurd in 1939. They became one of children’s literature’s best-known teams, working on picture books like Johnny Lion’s Book (1965) and Wilson’s World (1971). After the couple moved to Vermont, their son, Thacher, was born in 1949. Clem and Posey, as their […]

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Hurd, Clement

Illustrator Clement Hurd, born January 12th, 1908, was all set to become a banker like his father when in 1931 he followed his heart and got on a boat to France. Two years later, when he ran out of money, he returned to New York and got a job freelancing as a decorative artist. As […]

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Hunter, Mollie

Maureen Mollie Hunter was born on June 30, 1922, in East Lothian, Scotland. She married Thomas McIlwraith in 1940, but continued to write under the pen name Mollie Hunter. Her books were published throughout the English-speaking countries and she was asked to deliver the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture in 1975. She is well-known for her […]

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Hunt, Irene

May 18, 1907, Irene Hunt came into this world, born to Sarah and Franklin Hunt. At the age of seven, Irene’s father died. Shortly afterward she and her mother moved to live with her grandparents on a farm in Illinois. Irene grew to be very close to her Grandfather and loved to listen to the […]

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Hughes, Langston

Born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902, Langston Hughes was an astoundingly prolific poet and writer, well-known today for being a part of the Harlem Renaissance and a premiere contributor to the American literary heritage. He wrote sixteen books of poems, two novels, three collections of short stories, four volumes of “editorial” and “documentary” […]

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Hoff, Syd

His illustrations best characterized as simplistic and humorous, Syd Hoff has held a warm place in children’s hearts through more than 200 books. Born on September 4th, Syd Hoff grew up in New York City. He went to the National Academy of Design as a fine arts student, but his teachers didn’t appreciate the humor […]

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Hoban, Russell

Russell Hoban was born on February 4, 1925 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania to Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine. Hoban’s father was a newspaper manager as well as the director for the Philadelphia drama guild so Russell was exposed to the arts at an early age. He began to write as young student and has won many […]

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