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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 […]


Gorey, Edward

Born on February 25th, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois, Edward St. John Gorey learned to read at an early age, devouring Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, and the novels of Victor Hugo by the time he was eight. He took his only formal art training at the Chicago Art Institute in 1943, moving on to Harvard, from […]


Fisher, Aileen

Born on September 9, 1906 in Iron River, Michigan, Aileen Fisher graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism in 1927. She moved to Chicago, helped to place women journalists, and became director in 1928 of the Women’s National Journalistic Register. She sold her first poem to Child Life magazine in 1927. […]


Aldis, Dorothy Keely

Dorothy Keeley Aldis was born in Chicago on March 13, 1896. Her father was the managing editor of the Chicago Tribune and the young Dorothy lived around books and the written word her entire life. She wrote books and poetry for adults and children, but her children’s work is still remembered today. Her poems may be found […]