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Rand, Ted

Ted Rand was born on December 27, 1915 on Mercer Island, Washington. His mother was a teacher and his father was the principal of the Luther Burbank School, which was run by the Seattle school district for “wayward boys.” When he was young, he traveled the world. “I saw Hitler speak in Munich,” he once said, “and I saw […]


Gág, Wanda

We are very fortunate to have available the University of Minnesota Press’ newly reprinted editions of three of Wanda Gág’s books: The Funny Thing (1929), Gone is Gone (1935), and Snippy and Snappy (1931). New Ulm, Minnesota resident and internationally famous children’s book author and illustrator, Wanda Gág’s books were favorites with several generations of children. […]


Nixon, Joan Lowery

Joan Lowery Nixon, born on February 3rd, 1927, was the only four-time recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for the Best Juvenile Mystery and she often said that she simply had to write! She relates that her mother remembered that Joan would say, “I have a poem, write it down,” even before she learned […]


Duvoisin, Roger

Awarded the Caldecott medal in 1948 for Alvin Tresselt’s White Snow Bright Snow, Roger Duvoisin, born on August 28, 1904, had experience in many media before turning to illustration and becoming quite well-known as a prolific illustrator. He also turned his attention to writing books for children, giving readers unforgettable and highly original characters, among […]