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Kuskin, Karla

Karla Kuskin was born on July 17th in Manhattan, NY. She had no TV, electronic games, or brothers and sisters to distract her. So, she spent much of her time at the library across the street or entertained herself with reading, daydreaming, writing and drawing. In college she studied graphic design. She wrote Roar and More […]

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Kurelek, William

Born on March 3, 1927, William Kurelek was the oldest of seven children. His family had immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine and his artwork featured both Ukranian and Canadian themes. His family owned a grain farm in Alberta and later a dairy farm in Manitoba. When William decided to pursue art, his father argued […]

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Krumgold, Joseph

Joseph Krumgold was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 9, 1908. His father operated movie theaters and Joseph was bitten early by the Hollywood bug. Krumgold, a prolific filmwriter, producer, and director, was hired by the US State Department to make a movie about a rural Hispanic family in America to be shown […]

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Kroll, Steven

Steven Kroll grew up in New York City, the son of a diamond merchant and a lady of society. But, as he explains, ”I also had my Upper West Side neighborhood, a wonderful ethnic stew of Jewish, Latino, Chinese, and Viennese. Wandering those streets, experiencing the restaurants and the pastry shops, the delicatessens and the movie theater, […]

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Kraus, Robert

Robert Kraus, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was born on June 21, 1925. His given name was Herman Robert Kraus. He dropped the Herman when he was in art school. When he was a young boy, he decided he wanted to become a cartoonist and sold his first work—to a barbershop—when he was 10. “The […]

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Konigsburg, E.L.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler on our car radio, on a long trip with my husband. We usually talk a lot during our trips, but this time we were more interested in listening to Jill Clayburgh tell us a story, the story of Claudia and Jamie Kincaid, who ran away to […]

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Knutson, Barbara

Born in Zululand on November 2, 1959, author and illustrator Barbara Knutson was the daughter of missionaries. She lived with her family for thirteen years in South Africa before they returned to the United States. By then, Barbara’s interest in the varied cultures of the world was firmly engrained. She was a gatherer of folk tales, interested […]

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Knight, Eric

Eric Knight was the first to write about Lassie in his book, Lassie Come-Home. Knight was born on April 10, 1897 in Yorkshire, England. His mother married an American the second time around and the family moved to the United States, where Eric joined them when he was fifteen. He graduated from the Cambridge School of […]

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Kjelgaard, Jim

Jim Kjelgaard, one of the best-known writers of books in the United States, was born James Arthur Kjelgaard in New York City on December 10th, 1910. He grew up on a farm in Potter County, New York. Jim began to demonstrate an interest in writing at a young age and built a desk out of […]

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King-Smith, Dick

Born on March 27, 1922, Dick King-Smith was raised in Gloucestershire, England. One of his most-loved books is Babe, the Gallant Pig, which went on to become a major motion picture, nominated for an Academy Award. Prior to writing full-time, King-Smith was a farmer and a teacher. He lived much of his life near Bristol and was well-known […]

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