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Mahy, Margaret

Margaret Mahy was born in Whakatane, New Zealand on March 21, 1936. She began writing before she could write, creating poems that she memorized. She attended the Auckland University College, and worked as a school and public librarian in Christchurch until 1980, when she retired to focus full-time on writing. Her first book, A Lion […]

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Sutcliff, Rosemary

Rosemary Sutcliff, author of children’s historical novels, was born on December 14, 1920, in Surrey, England. She wrote children’s books, novels, short stories, and scripts for radio, TV, and film. In childhood, Stills disease kept her in a wheelchair and close to home. Her mother homeschooled her and first introduced her to Saxon and Celtic […]

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Streatfield, Noel

Noel Streatfield was born on December 24th, 1895, the daughter of an Anglican clergyman. She worked in a soldiers’ hospital during World War I, but also wrote and produced plays during this time. After the war, in 1919, she enrolled at the Royal Academy in London to study acting. She had a bad experience on […]

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Lewis, C.S.

C.S. Lewis was born Clive Staples Lewis in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 29th, 1898. His mother died of cancer when he was ten and he and his brother were sent off to Wynyard School in England. Lewis sought refuge in composing stories and excelling in scholastics. After extensive literary and philosophical studies, he won […]

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Hunter, Mollie

Maureen Mollie Hunter was born on June 30, 1922, in East Lothian, Scotland. She married Thomas McIlwraith in 1940, but continued to write under the pen name Mollie Hunter. Her books were published throughout the English-speaking countries and she was asked to deliver the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture in 1975. She is well-known for her […]

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Norton, Mary

Mary Spenser Norton was born in London, England on December 10th in 1903. She was raised in a house that would become the setting for many of her books in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. One of five children, she shared the house with her four brothers. After attending convent school, she became one of the troupe […]

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Garfield, Leon

Born in Brighton, England, on July 24, 1921, Leon Garfield is often considered to have authored books on a par with those written by Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was married to children’s author Vivien Alcock, whom he met while she drove ambulance and he served in the British Army Medical Corps during […]

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