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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Galdone, Paul

Born on June 2, 1914 in Budapest, Hungary, Paul Galdone moved to the United States in 1928. He enrolled at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, honing his artistic talents. Upon graduation, he worked in the art department at a publishing house. He is well-known for the lively illustrations and […]


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. […]