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Kraus, Robert

Robert Kraus, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was born on June 21, 1925. His given name was Herman Robert Kraus. He dropped the Herman when he was in art school. When he was a young boy, he decided he wanted to become a cartoonist and sold his first work—to a barbershop—when he was 10. “The […]


Aruego, Joseph

Born on August 9th in Manila, the Philippines, Jose Aruego has a law degree from the University of the Philippines, but he chose to become a children’s book illustrator instead. He moved to New York City in order to attend the Parsons School of Design. In 1969, his first children’s book, The King and His […]