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Speare, Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George Speare was born on November 21, 1908 in Melrose, Massachusetts. Young Elizabeth loved to read, spending long summers devouring books and dreaming about the characters she met there and her own made-up stories. She went to Smith College and Boston University, teaching high school English in Massachusetts after graduate school. She married Alden […]


Hunter, Mollie

Maureen Mollie Hunter was born on June 30, 1922, in East Lothian, Scotland. She married Thomas McIlwraith in 1940, but continued to write under the pen name Mollie Hunter. Her books were published throughout the English-speaking countries and she was asked to deliver the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture in 1975. She is well-known for her […]


O’Dell, Scott

Scott O’Dell was born in Los Angeles, CA, on May 23, 1898. His father was a railroad worker, and the family moved around a lot in the Southern California area when Scott was a boy. He loved the outdoors, the water, and sea life, all of which played a role in much of his children’s […]


Garfield, Leon

Born in Brighton, England, on July 24, 1921, Leon Garfield is often considered to have authored books on a par with those written by Charles Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was married to children’s author Vivien Alcock, whom he met while she drove ambulance and he served in the British Army Medical Corps during […]


Dalgliesh, Alice

Born October 7, 1893, in Trinidad, Alice Dalgliesh was a woman of letters all her life. The daughter of a Scotsman and an Englishwoman, she grew up with Sir Walter Scott’s novels and her father’s stories of how “Wattie” Scott would visit her great-grandfather and sit in the kitchen exchanging stories. An avid reader, she started […]