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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 […]


Seredy, Kate

Kate Seredy (pronounced sher-edy) was born on November 10, 1899 in Budapest, Hungary. She received teaching certification in Budapest but worked as a nurse during WWI. She moved to the U.S. in 1922. Seredy settled on a farm in Montgomery, New York, ran a children’s bookstore from 1933-34, and then worked as a freelance illustrator […]


Sawyer, Ruth

Ruth Sawyer, a pre-eminent storyteller in the first half of the twentieth century, was born in Boston on August 5, 1880. She graduated from Columbia University with a BS degree in 1904, having studied folklore and storytelling, and began the first storytelling program at the New York Public Library. When she was twenty, Ms. Sawyer […]


Raskin, Ellen

Ellen Raskin, who was born on March 13, 1928, began her career as an illustrator and designer, freelancing for the Saturday Evening Post and pharmaceutical journals. During her early career she created over 1,000 book jackets, including the Newbery winner A Wrinkle In Time (1963) by Madeline L’Engle. But writing was always in her blood […]


Parrish, Anne

      Anne Parrish, born on November 12th, 1888, came from good artistic stock. Her mother was Anne Lodge Parrish, with whom this author and illustrator is often confused; her father, artist Thomas C. Parrish. But art did not come easily to her and she soon turned to writing, publishing her first novel in […]