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White, E.B.

Born on July 11, 1899 in Mount Vernon, New York, E.B. White (Elwyn Brooks, called Andy by his friends) was a prolific essayist and columnist. His star in the firmament of children’s literature is firmly fixed as the author of Charlotte’s Web (1952), Stuart Little (1945), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). As he […]


White, T.H.

T.H. White was born in Bombay, India, on May 29, 1906, where his father was a civil servant. White was sent to England for schooling, attending Cheltenham, then Cambridge. He was the English master at Stowe School from 1930-1936, after which he devoted his time to writing. White’s first critical success was England Have My […]


Weisgard, Leonard

Leonard Weisgard was born on December 13, 1916 and wrote or illustrated nearly 200 children’s books during his 50-year career. Weisgard attended Pratt Institute and the New School for Social Research. Weisgard worked as a department store and magazine artist before publishing his first book, Suke the Siamese Pussy, in 1937. He also worked under […]


Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Gertrude Chandler Warner was born on April 16, 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut. She loved to read and write. Her mother bought notebooks for her and her sister so they could write down their stories. They called their publishing company “Warner & Co.” Gertrude Warner was a teacher for 32 years. She retired at the age […]


Ward, Lynd

Born in Chicago on June 26, 1905, Lynd Ward, the son of a Methodist minister, grew up moving around and living close to new immigrants. Ward was a sickly baby and the family moved to northern Canada for several months hoping his health would improve. Upon the family’s return, Ward, now a healthier child, never […]


Waber, Bernard

Born on September 27, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bernard Waber was the youngest in a creative family. At age 8, he ushered in a movie theater after school, so he often saw only the last ten minutes of a movie. He made a game of inventing beginnings and middles. When he returned from a tour […]