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Kraus, Robert

Robert Kraus, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was born on June 21, 1925. His given name was Herman Robert Kraus. He dropped the Herman when he was in art school. When he was a young boy, he decided he wanted to become a cartoonist and sold his first work—to a barbershop—when he was 10. “The […]

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Henry, Marguerite

Marguerite Breithaupt Henry was born in Milwaukee in April 13, 1902, the youngest child of a publisher. At the age of 8, she contracted rheumatic fever, which kept her confined indoors for several years. She spent much of her childhood writing and reading, and sold her first story in 1913 to a women’s magazine for […]

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Ets, Marie Hall

Marie Hall Ets was born on December 16th, 1895 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her happiest memories were of summers in the North Woods of Wisconsin, which figure largely in many of her books. She attended Lawrence College, the New York School of Civics and Philanthropy, the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Academy […]

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Esbensen, Barbara Juster

Barbara Juster Esbensen was born on April 28, 1925, in Madison, Wisconsin. Throughout her life, it was the center of her personal universe. Barbara began to think of herself as a writer when, at age ten, she realized she could not stand to be without a book to read. Her first book, Swing Around the Sun, […]

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Daly, Maureen

Born in Ireland on March 15, 1921, Maureen Daly’s family soon moved to Wisconsin because it reminded her father of the Emerald Isle. She married William P. McGivern, a mystery writer, in 1946, and the two of them traveled the world until he died of cancer in 1982. They had two children. Ms. Daly is […]

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