Walter De La Mare

Walter de la Mare Biography

Walter John de la Mare - British poet, writer 1873-1956 Walter de la Mare Walter de la Mare was the most distinguished lyric poet writing for chil­dren in the first half of the twentieth century. His fresh original voice, noted for its astute per­ception and subtle imaginative visions was ele­gantly

Howard R. Garis

Howard R. Garis Biography

Howard R. Garis - American Author 1873-1962 Howard R Garis Howard R. Garis was about as prolific a writer of series books as Edward Stratemeyer. Howard Garis was bom in Binghamton, New York, in 1873; he died in 1962. He began his writing career as a reporter for newspapers. By

Mildred Wirt Benson

Mildred A. Wirt Benson Biography

Mildred A. Wirt Benson - American Journalist & Author 1905-2002 Mildred Wirt Benson The most famous writer who worked on the Girls' Books Series was Mildred A. Wirt Benson. She was bom Mildred Augustine in Ladora, Iowa, in 1905. She met Edward Stratemeyer in New York in 1925 and began

Edward Stratemeyer

Edward Stratemeyer Biography

Edward Stratemeyer - American publisher, writer 1862-1930 Edward Stratemeyer Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930) grew up in the era when Americans were taught that there was no accomplishment to which they could not aspire. The period in American history after the Civil War, especially in the victorious North, was one in which

Betsy Lewin

Betsy Lewin Biography

Betsy Lewin - American Author & Illustrator 1937- Betsy Lewin Betsy Lewin’s love of drawing emanates, she contends, from a childhood filled with books and reading. Her mother, a kindergarten teacher, read regularly from storybooks filled with pictures by Kate Greenaway, Randolph Caldecott, E. H. Shepard, and Beatrix Pot­ter, and

Blair Lent

Blair Lent Biography

Blair Lent - American Author & Illustrator 1930-2009 Blair Lent Self-described as “fat and clumsy at sports,” Blair Lent, an only child in a family of limited means, grew up in an affluent suburb of Boston. He felt himself an outsider in a town where, he has stated, “money, appearance,

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