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Sutcliff, Rosemary

Rosemary Sutcliff, author of children’s historical novels, was born on December 14, 1920, in Surrey, England. She wrote children’s books, novels, short stories, and scripts for radio, TV, and film. In childhood, Stills disease kept her in a wheelchair and close to home. Her mother homeschooled her and first introduced her to Saxon and Celtic […]


King-Smith, Dick

Born on March 27, 1922, Dick King-Smith was raised in Gloucestershire, England. One of his most-loved books is Babe, the Gallant Pig, which went on to become a major motion picture, nominated for an Academy Award. Prior to writing full-time, King-Smith was a farmer and a teacher. He lived much of his life near Bristol and was well-known […]