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Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Dorothy Canfield Fisher was born Dorothea Frances Canfield on February 17, 1879, in Vermont. She was named after a character in Middlemarch. She was a prolific writer, publishing books for children and adults. Ms. Fisher received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in 1899 and a PhD from Columbia University in 1904. Throughout her […]

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Field, Rachel

Rachel Lyman Field, who was born on September 19, 1894, was a well-known author of popular children’s books during the 1920s and 1930s.. She grew up in New York City, was educated at Radcliffe. In 1929, she was the first woman to be awarded the John Newbery Medal for Hitty: Her First Hundred Years. Both […]

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Feelings, Tom

Tom Feelings, born on May 19, 1933, was a native of Brooklyn, NY. He attended the School of Visual Arts for two years before joining the Air Force, working as a staff artist. He then worked as a freelance artist, published in Look magazine, traveled to Ghana to work for the African Review, and returned […]

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Farley, Walter

In 1940, an editor told him, “Don’t figure on making any money writing children’s books.” Walter Farley disagreed. He wrote The Black Stallion (Random House) as a high school student in Brooklyn, New York. The book was published when he was 26, while he attended Columbia University. Born on June 26th in Syracuse, New York, […]

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Farjeon, Eleanor

Eleanor Farjeon was born on February 13th, 1881, in London. She wrote lyrics and her brother Harry wrote the music for songs they performed in London. She published her first magazine story, “The Cardboard Angel,” in Hutchinson’s at the age of nineteen. She was a regular contributor to Punch from 1914-17, wrote verse as “Tomfool” for the […]

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Ets, Marie Hall

Marie Hall Ets was born on December 16th, 1895 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her happiest memories were of summers in the North Woods of Wisconsin, which figure largely in many of her books. She attended Lawrence College, the New York School of Civics and Philanthropy, the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Academy […]

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Nesbit, Edith

Edith Nesbit was a trailblazer. Born on August 15, 1858, she wrote in the midst of the Victorian conventions of preaching to children through their books. Instead of preaching, E. Nesbit wrote to children as her equals because, “When I was a little child I used to pray fervently, tearfully, that when I should be […]

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du Bois, William Pène

Born on May 9 in Nutley, New Jersey, William Pène Sherman du Bois, would become one of America’s most beloved children’s book illustrators and authors. His family had been involved in the arts for generations. When Pène du Bois was eight, his family moved to Paris, where they lived for the next six years. Here, […]

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Dodge, Mary Mapes

Born in Newark, New Jersey, on January 26, 1831, Mary Mapes Dodge was the most famous children’s book author of her time. Her father, James Jay Mapes, was a scientist who traveled in prominent social circles—Mapes Avenue in Newark was named after him. Married at 20 to lawyer William Dodge, the couple had two children. […]

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Dickens, Charles

Dickens is considered one of the most popular and great literary geniuses of all time. Author, Ralph Waldo Emerson, after attending one of Dickens’s public readings remarked, “he has too much talent for his genius; it is a fearful locomotive to which he is bound and can never be free from it nor set to rest. […]

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