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Lindgren, Astrid

Astrid Lindgren was born on November 14, 1907, in Vimmerby, Sweden. With no formal training beyond high school, she wrote Pippi Longstocking as a present for her daughter’s 10th birthday. Published in 1945, red-haired, strong-willed Pippi differed radically from the familiar literary tradition of the time. Lindgren received the Raben & Sjogren’s best children’s book […]


Jansson, Tove

On August 9, 1914, Tove Jansson was born in Helsinki. She was the oldest daughter of Signe Hammarsten Jansson, an artist, and Viktor Jansson, a sculptor. Tove was born in a middle-class family and experienced both security and adventure. At an early age, Tove began to study art and illustrating. Before long she turned to […]


Ets, Marie Hall

Marie Hall Ets was born on December 16th, 1895 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her happiest memories were of summers in the North Woods of Wisconsin, which figure largely in many of her books. She attended Lawrence College, the New York School of Civics and Philanthropy, the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Academy […]


DeJong, Meindert

Meindert DeJong (“Mick”) was born in Wierum, Netherlands on March 4, 1906. He emigrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan with his family when he was eight. He graduated with an A.B. from Calvin College in 1928. In World War II, he served in China as historian for the Chinese-American Wing of the 14th Air Force. He […]


d’Aulaire, Edgar Parin

Edgar Parin was born in Switzerland on September 30, 1898. He took his mother’s name, d’Aulaire, when he became an artist. Edgar was a pupil of Henry Matisse, and illustrated books in Germany and frescoes in Norway before immigrating to America in 1929. Edgar and his wife, Ingri, collaborated on a children’s book, The Magic Rug, at […]