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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

“Under the spreading chestnut tree, The village smithy stands The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands.” Those lines from “The Village Blacksmith” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow can probably be recognized, if not recited, by many Americans. Midwesterners will […]

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Lewis, C.S.

C.S. Lewis was born Clive Staples Lewis in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 29th, 1898. His mother died of cancer when he was ten and he and his brother were sent off to Wynyard School in England. Lewis sought refuge in composing stories and excelling in scholastics. After extensive literary and philosophical studies, he won […]

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Kingsley, Charles

A landmark author in children’s literature, Charles Kingsley was born in Devon, Great Britain, on July 12, 1819. His most famous book for children was The Water Babies, illustrated by Noel Paton, serialized in Macmillan’s Magazine from 1862 to 1863, and finally published as a book in 1864. The story is that of Tom, a […]

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