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Twain, Mark

When we think of Mark Twain, we picture tousled white hair framing a mustached face. We think of American heroes like Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. We think of a man who worked as a riverboat captain on the Mississippi, a journalist who freely spoke his mind, and a traveler who sought life’s experiences in […]

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Turkle, Brinton

Brinton Turkle was born on August 15, 1915, in Alliance, Ohio. He drew constantly in school. “Unfortunately, none of my school teachers appreciated it. If only one elementary school teacher had egged me on, I think I would have acquired art skills much earlier than I did.” Turkle had an immense interest in the theater, but the […]

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Tunis, Edwin

Edwin Tunis, author and artist, was born on December 8th, 1897. He was born in Cold Spring Harbor, New York and brought up in North Carolina, Maryland and Delaware, developing a lifelong passion for American history and culture. He studied at the Maryland Institute of Art. He is known for his handsome social histories, his […]

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Tunis, John Roberts

John Roberts Tunis, born December 7, 1889, wrote about sports. The son of a Unitarian minister, born in Boston, he graduated from Harvard in 1911, admitting that his interests in college were athletics and theater. He studied law at Boston University, served in France during World War I, and then went on to cover sports […]

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Tresselt, Alvin

Born in Passaic, New Jersey on September 30, 1916, Alvin Tresselt was a pioneer in children’s books. With his poetic prose style, he created the “mood” picture book, which relied not on plot and character but on setting and description. Many of his books were popular with teachers who wished to teach about the environment. […]

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Travers, P.L.

Pamela Lyndon Travers was born on August 9, 1899, with the name Helen Lyndon Goff. She preferred to be called “PL.” Her parents had a sugar plantation in Mayborough, Australia. She lived in Ireland and London and America. She worked as a secretary, a newspaper columnist, a dancer, and an actress. When she was recovering […]

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Tomes, Margot

Born on August 10, 1917, in Yonkers, New York, Margot Ladd Tomes moved with her family to Long Island when she was almost three. It was a charming, rural area with colorful people and accents. Some of those people were members of her family: the artistic Pene du Bois were cousins. She grew up with […]

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Tolkein, J.R.R.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, born January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa, was a man of diverse accomplishments, centered around the English language, especially Old and Middle English. Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, he also wrote a couple of stories, including The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which have spent months […]

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Tenniel, John (Sir)

English author and satirical artist Sir John Tenniel was born on February 28th, 1820, son of a dance master and fencing instructor. He studied at the British Royal Academy and the Clipstone Street Art Society, but was largely self-taught as a book illustrator. He was only 16 when he exhibited his first oil painting at […]

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Taylor, Theodore

Born on June 23, 1924, Theodore Taylor began his career as a newspaper reporter at the age of 13, writing for the Portsmouth, Virginia Evening Star. He earned 50 cents a week. At 17 he moved to the Washington Post as a copy boy and soon found himself immersed in WWII. 1954 saw the publication […]

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