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Tag Archives | children’s books

Meigs, Cornelia

Cornelia Meigs was born on December 6, 1884, in Rock Island, Illinois. When she was one month old, her family moved to Keokuk, Iowa, where her father was a civil engineer for several projects on the Mississippi River. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1907, then returned to Iowa, where she taught at St. […]

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McKissack, Fredrick

Fredrick McKissack, born on August 12, 1939, was part of the well-known writing team of Patricia and Fredrick McKissack. They knew each other as children in Tennessee, both attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, married, and began collaborating in the early 1980s when they both reached turning points in unrelated careers. They eventually co-wrote more […]

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McGinley, Phyllis

Phyllis McGinley’s poetry is often quoted, especially after her book of light verse, Times Three, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. Born on March 21, 1905, in Ontario, Oregon, her family moved to Utah and Colorado before she received her diploma from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and began teaching school. A […]

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McDermott, Gerald

Gerald McDermott, born on January 31, 1941, was the creator of over 25 books and films. His unique approach of balancing modern art and traditional folk design was inspired by his work in film. McDermott began taking classes at the Detroit Institute of Art at the age of four. He studied at a public high […]

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McCord, David

    Born on December 17, 1897, David Thompson Watson McCord, was a prolific poet for both children and adults. He was born in New York, lived in New Jersey for a few years, but spent much of his youth in and around Portland, Oregon. Mr. McCord went to Harvard University, intending to become a […]

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McCloskey, Robert

Born on September 15, 1914 in Hamilton, Ohio, and married to children’s librarian Margaret Durand in 1940, children’s literature legend Robert McCloskey died on June 30, 2003. The author and illustrator of eight children’s books, all published by May Massee at Viking Children’s Books, and the illustrator of ten books by other authors (one of […]

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McCaffrey, Anne

Born April 1, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Anne McCaffrey was a respected science fiction author. The 14 novels in her Dragonriders of Pern series are widely read, as are her many other books, including Restoree, The Ship Who Sang, and Acorna. She graduated from Radcliffe College with a major in Slavonic languages and literature. She […]

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Mazer, Norma Fox

Norma Fox Mazer was born May 15, 1931. This prolific young adult author from Glen Falls, New York, began her career writing pulp fiction, 5,000 words each week for eight years. Both she and her novelist husband, Harry Mazer, did this to support their four children. “We learned so much during those years. How to […]

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Marshall, James

James Marshall was born on October 10, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas, where his father worked for the railroad and had a dance band. James studied the viola and received a scholarship for the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He intended to have a musical career until he injured his hand when jerked […]

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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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