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Lent, Blair

Once an illustrator wins the Caldecott Medal, he or she becomes known by that work. Illustrator Blair Lent, born on January 22, 1930, was recognized in 1973 with a Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in The Funny Little Woman and a  Caldecott Honor in 1969 for his illustrations for Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the […]

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Lenski, Lois

Lois Lenski was born on October 14, 1893 to a Lutheran minister and a schoolteacher who raised their daughter in Anna, Ohio. Her third grade teacher encouraged her to draw. She traced flowers from seed catalogs and filled them in with watercolors. She copied magazine covers. Until she was fourteen she used a twenty-five cent box […]

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L’Engle, Madeleine

Madeleine L’Engle was born on November 29, 1918, in New York City. Her father was a writer and her mother was a pianist. She grew up in an artistic household among creative people. The first book of science fiction I ever encountered was A Wrinkle in Time when my sixth grade teacher read it aloud […]

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Lear, Edward

Slapstick humor is an art form, and Edward Lear was a master of it in both his poetry and illustrations. Born in England on May 12, 1812, the twentieth child of his parents, Jeremiah and Ann Lear, he was raised by an older sister after his father lost his fortune. A world traveler, Lear had a variety […]

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Leaf, Munro

Munro Leaf, who celebrated his birthday on December 4th, was born in Hamilton, Maryland in 1905. He graduated from the University of Maryland and received an MA in English literature from Harvard University. He worked in publishing and met many famous book people, especially in the children’s literature field—his wife, Margaret, ran the children’s book […]

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Lawson, Robert

Robert Lawson was born October 4, 1892. He grew up in Montclair, New Jersey, showing absolutely no interest in art. However, a class in high school sparked his curiosity and sent him off to the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. In 1914, he moved to Greenwich Village, illustrating magazines, working on stage […]

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Lauber, Patricia

Patricia Lauber celebrated her birthday on February 5, 1924. She was born in New York City, but grew up in East Norwalk. Ms. Lauber graduated from Wellesley College. She published more than 125 books during her career, many of them about science, striving to “make science both an entertaining as well as an enriching experience for […]

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Lang, Andrew

Andrew Lang, English scholar and a man of letters and poetry, was born on March 31st in 1844 in Selkirk, Scotland. Lang is best known for his “Fairies collection,” a series of European fairy tales for children titled by different colors, such as The Red Fairy Book and The Violet Fairy Book. Andrew Lang wrote […]

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