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Sewell, Anna

Anna Sewell was born on March 30, 1820, in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Her family were devoted Quakers. She was very skilled with horses, and could control them with her voice alone. She always drove with a loose rein, and never, ever used a whip. The story of Black Beauty is based on Bessie, a horse […]

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King of the Wind

Henry, Marguerite

Marguerite Breithaupt Henry was born in Milwaukee in April 13, 1902, the youngest child of a publisher. At the age of 8, she contracted rheumatic fever, which kept her confined indoors for several years. She spent much of her childhood writing and reading, and sold her first story in 1913 to a women’s magazine for […]

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Farley, Walter

In 1940, an editor told him, “Don’t figure on making any money writing children’s books.” Walter Farley disagreed. He wrote The Black Stallion (Random House) as a high school student in Brooklyn, New York. The book was published when he was 26, while he attended Columbia University. Born on June 26th in Syracuse, New York, […]

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Dennis, Wesley

Although Marguerite Henry’s horse books are favorites with children, it can be argued that they would not be as popular without (John) Wesley Dennis’ beautiful paintings. Born in Massachusetts on May 16, 1903, Dennis worked as a magazine ad illustrator while he was going to the New School in Boston. He then traveled to Paris […]

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