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Hill, Eric

Eric Hill, creator of the most popular puppy in children’s books, was born on September 7, 1927, in Holloway, London. Hill left school at the age of 14 and was hired as a messenger for a commercial art studio, where a newspaper cartoonist taught him a simple drawing style with ink and watercolor. Hill was working […]

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Highwater, Jamake

    Jamake Highwater, born on February 14th, around 1932, was a remarkably prolific writer, art critic, and anthropologist. He not only wrote young adult novels, but also books on theater, literature, mythology, architecture, photography, dance, and music. He was placed in an orphanage as a young boy, from which he was adopted at age seven. […]

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Herbert, Frank

Frank Herbert, born on October 8, 1920, in Tacoma, Washington, was a very smart kid. He carried books around in a Scout pack, reading everything he could. He was also a refusenik, having an independent spirit that frequently got him into trouble. He didn’t graduate from college because he wouldn’t take the courses required to […]

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King of the Wind

Henry, Marguerite

Marguerite Breithaupt Henry was born in Milwaukee in April 13, 1902, the youngest child of a publisher. At the age of 8, she contracted rheumatic fever, which kept her confined indoors for several years. She spent much of her childhood writing and reading, and sold her first story in 1913 to a women’s magazine for […]

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Heller, Ruth

Ruth Heller, born on April 2, 1923, began a career in publishing by writing and illustrating Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones in 1981, after being intrigued by the eggsack of a shark at an aquarium. It was so successful that she wrote a sequel, Animals Born Alive and Well. Heller received a fine arts degree […]

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Heinlein, Robert

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907, in Butler, Missouri. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and then graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1929. He served as a naval officer until 1934, when tuberculosis forced him out of the service. In 1939, he took to writing science fiction in […]

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Haywood, Carolyn

Carolyn Haywood was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 3, 1898. She graduated from the Philadelphia Normal School for Girls and taught for one year before attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She studied with Elizabeth Shippen Green, Jessie Wilcox Smith, and served as studio assistant for Violet Oakley, renowned muralist. Haywood herself painted […]

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Haugaard, Erik

Erik Christian Haugaard was born April 23rd in Frederiksberg, Denmark. When the Nazis invaded his homeland in 1940, he fled to the United States. During World War II, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. His first book for young adults, Hakon of Rogen’s Saga, was set during the time of the Vikings—it received […]

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Hamilton, Virginia

Virginia Hamilton was born on March 12th, 1936, on a farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio. As a writer, she achieved critical success from the start with the publication of her first book, Zeely. Her great storytelling voice did not die with her in January of 2002, and I thought it best you hear from her […]

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