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Tag Archives | Newbery Honor

Karl, Jean

Born on July 29, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, Jean E. Karl was a legendary children’s book editor and author. She began her career at Scott, Foresman & Company working with the Dick and Jane readers, then moved to Abingdon Press as their children’s book editor. In 1961, she was asked to start the Children’s Book […]

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Hunt, Irene

May 18, 1907, Irene Hunt came into this world, born to Sarah and Franklin Hunt. At the age of seven, Irene’s father died. Shortly afterward she and her mother moved to live with her grandparents on a farm in Illinois. Irene grew to be very close to her Grandfather and loved to listen to the […]

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Highwater, Jamake

    Jamake Highwater, born on February 14th, around 1932, was a remarkably prolific writer, art critic, and anthropologist. He not only wrote young adult novels, but also books on theater, literature, mythology, architecture, photography, dance, and music. He was placed in an orphanage as a young boy, from which he was adopted at age seven. […]

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King of the Wind

Henry, Marguerite

Marguerite Breithaupt Henry was born in Milwaukee in April 13, 1902, the youngest child of a publisher. At the age of 8, she contracted rheumatic fever, which kept her confined indoors for several years. She spent much of her childhood writing and reading, and sold her first story in 1913 to a women’s magazine for […]

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George, Jean Craighead

Jean Craighead George was born on July 2, 1919, into a family of naturalists. On weekends they camped in the woods near their Washington, D.C. home, climbed trees to study owls, gathered edible plants and made fish hooks from twigs. Her first pet was a turkey vulture. She began writing in the third grade and continued […]

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O’Dell, Scott

Scott O’Dell was born in Los Angeles, CA, on May 23, 1898. His father was a railroad worker, and the family moved around a lot in the Southern California area when Scott was a boy. He loved the outdoors, the water, and sea life, all of which played a role in much of his children’s […]

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Gates, Doris

Born on November 26, 1901, Doris Gates grew up in Mountain View, California on a ranch with all sorts of animals. She attended Fresno State Teachers College, Los Angeles Library School, and Western Reserve University. Ms. Gates worked as a children’s librarian at the Fresno County Library from 1930 to 1940. It was the time […]

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Gág, Wanda

We are very fortunate to have available the University of Minnesota Press’ newly reprinted editions of three of Wanda Gág’s books: The Funny Thing (1929), Gone is Gone (1935), and Snippy and Snappy (1931). New Ulm, Minnesota resident and internationally famous children’s book author and illustrator, Wanda Gág’s books were favorites with several generations of children. […]

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Dennis, Wesley

Although Marguerite Henry’s horse books are favorites with children, it can be argued that they would not be as popular without (John) Wesley Dennis’ beautiful paintings. Born in Massachusetts on May 16, 1903, Dennis worked as a magazine ad illustrator while he was going to the New School in Boston. He then traveled to Paris […]

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de Angeli, Marguerite

Marguerite (Lofft) de Angeli was born on March 14, 1889 in Lapeer, Michigan. Her father was a photographer and her grandfather was the town’s blacksmith. At the age of 13, her family moved to Philadelphia, where Marguerite’s artistic inclinations were encouraged. She was interested in singing, writing, and drawing, seemingly heading toward a career as a […]

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