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Monjo, F.N.

  F.N. (Ferdinand Nicolas) Monjo was born August 28, 1924 in Stamford, Connecticut. His family owned the Monjo Company, fur traders in America from the time of the Civil War. After graduation from Columbia University in 1946, he worked in editorial positions at several major children’s publishing companies. In 1968, his first children’s book was […]


Mazer, Norma Fox

Norma Fox Mazer was born May 15, 1931. This prolific young adult author from Glen Falls, New York, began her career writing pulp fiction, 5,000 words each week for eight years. Both she and her novelist husband, Harry Mazer, did this to support their four children. “We learned so much during those years. How to […]


DeJong, Meindert

Meindert DeJong (“Mick”) was born in Wierum, Netherlands on March 4, 1906. He emigrated to Grand Rapids, Michigan with his family when he was eight. He graduated with an A.B. from Calvin College in 1928. In World War II, he served in China as historian for the Chinese-American Wing of the 14th Air Force. He […]