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Rojankovsky, Feodor

Feodor Rojankovsky was born on December 24th, 1891, in Mitava, Russia. He remembered being taken to the zoo as a child, being fascinated by the animals, and using a gift of crayons to draw these “most marvelous creatures on earth.” He attended the Moscow Fine Arts Academy from 1912-1914, served in the Russian Army during […]

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Rounds, Glen

South Dakota author Glen Rounds was born on April 4, 1906 in a sod house in the Dakota Badlands. The rugged beauty of his birthplace and childhood would shape his art throughout his life. He grew up on a ranch in Montana, studied art at the Art Institute in Kansas City, spent one summer traveling […]

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Rogers, Fred

Fred McFeely Rogers was born in 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, 40 miles east of Pittsburgh. In November, 1953, the nation’s first community-sponsored educational television station, WQED Pittsburgh, asked Rogers to develop the first program schedule. One of the first programs he produced was “The Children’s Corner.” It was a daily, live, hour-long visit with music […]

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Robinson, Barbara

Barbara Robinson was born Barbara Jean Webb on October 24, 1927, in Portsmouth, Ohio. She began writing in elementary school as a hobby and for fun. She received a BA in theatre from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania and worked as a librarian before beginning her writing career. She wrote her stories as a reader, […]

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Rey, H.A.

Born on September 16, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany, Hans Augusto Rey grew up near the Hagenbeck Zoo, where he developed a lifelong love of animals. In 1923, his family moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, because inflation was rampant after World War I. Hans accompanied them, selling bathtubs in the family business.   In 1935, […]

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Robinson, Charles

Charles Robinson was born on June 25th in 1870. His father was an illustrator and his grandfather was an engraver. Both of them were involved in the magazine and newspaper publishing business in London. In those days, illustrators handed their work over to engravers who re-drew each illustration onto wood so it could be used […]

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Rey, Margret

Margret Rey was born Margarete Elisabeth Waldstein on May 16, 1906, in Hamburg, Germany. When she was in her teens, she met a boy eight years older than she. His name was Hans Augusto Reyersbach. Then Margret left her hometown to study art at Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany (where Klee and Kandinsky were on the […]

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Rawls, Wilson

  Woodrow Wilson Rawls was born on September 24, 1913 in the rural Ozark Mountains near Scraper, Oklahoma. His parents were Minzy Rawls and Winnie Hatfield Rawls. There were no schools near his home, so his mother taught her children. She ordered books through the mail, read them out loud, and then let her children […]

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Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, was born on August 8, 1896. At the age of 11, she had a story published in the Washington Post. She later said that no amount of money or acknowledgement of her writing, including her 1939 Pulitzer Prize, would mean as much to her as that $2 cash prize. […]

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Raskin, Ellen

Ellen Raskin, who was born on March 13, 1928, began her career as an illustrator and designer, freelancing for the Saturday Evening Post and pharmaceutical journals. During her early career she created over 1,000 book jackets, including the Newbery winner A Wrinkle In Time (1963) by Madeline L’Engle. But writing was always in her blood […]

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