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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 […]


Enright, Elizabeth

Born on September 17, 1909, Elizabeth Enright is well-remembered for her beautiful books about family life, including Gone-Away Lake, The Saturdays, and the 1939 Newbery Medal winner,Thimble Summer. Thimble Summer is set on a Wisconsin farm, which is where Ms. Enright spent many of her summers—with her uncle Frank Lloyd Wright on his Spring Green, Wisconsin farm. Her mother […]


Cooney, Barbara

Born August 6, 1917, Barbara Cooney and her twin brother were delivered in a hotel room in New York City. The twins grew up there, the children of a stockbroker father and an artist mother, who encouraged Barbara’s artistic interest. She attended Smith College, where she obtained a degree in art history. A self-described “greedy reader,” […]