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Wiese, Kurt

Born on April 22, 1887 in Minden, Germany, Kurt Wiese led a colorful life before he became a children’s book illustrator. He wanted to be an artist, but few people made their living that way, so he became an exporter in China. From 1909 to 1915, he traveled throughout the Far East. When World War […]


Flack, Marjorie

Marjorie Flack was born on October 22, 1897. Her most well-known book, thanks to Captain Kangaroo, is The Story About Ping (illus. by Kurt Wiese). Ms. Flack was given a Caldecott Honor in 1947 for her book, The Boats on the River (Viking), which was illustrated by Jay Hyde Barnum. Barbara Bader, in her book American Picture […]