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Heinlein, Robert

Robert Anson Heinlein was born on July 7, 1907, in Butler, Missouri. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and then graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1929. He served as a naval officer until 1934, when tuberculosis forced him out of the service. In 1939, he took to writing science fiction in […]


Estes, Eleanor

Eleanor Estes, who celebrated her birthday on May 9th, was the sort of author who makes her stories live in both the imaginations and the hearts of her readers. Her well-loved Moffat Tales began with her first book, The Moffats, published in 1941. Based on her own childhood, the town of Cranbury was her own home […]


de Brunhoff, Jean

Jean de Brunhoff, French author and illustrator, was born on December 9th 1899. He is known throughout the world for being the creator of Babar, the beloved elephant who first appeared in print in 1931. Babar was the product of a family story told by de Brunhoff’s mother. Babar went on to have many adventures […]