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William Steig Biography

William Steig - American author and illustrator, 1907-2003 William Steig William Steig has been deservedly praised for both his writing and his illustrating, receiving the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1969), a Calde­cott honor for The Amazing Bone (1976), and two Newbery honors for Abel s Island

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Padraic Colum Biography

Padraic Colum - Irish author, 1881-1972 Padraic Colum In the early part of the twentieth century, Padraic Colum belonged to the Dub­lin literary circle whose members included J. M. Synge and William Butler Yeats. During this time, Colum had his first poetry published, founded and edited The Irish Review, and

Kate Douglas Wiggin

Kate Douglas Wiggin Biography

Kate Douglas Wiggin - American author, 1856-1923 Kate Douglas Wiggin When Kate Douglas Wiggin wrote Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903) over ninety years ago, she created a child who stepped into that elite group of book characters whose names are familiar to each new generation of readers. Rebecca, a spirited

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Kurt Wiese Biography

Kurt Wiese - American illustrator and author, 1887-1974 Kurt Wiese Kurt Wiese, one of the most prolific illustrators known in the field of American children’s literature, illustrated over three hundred books during a highly respected career that spanned more than four decades. Best known for having illustrated Marjorie Flack’s Story

Tasha Tudor

Tasha Tudor Biography

Tasha Tudor - American artist and author, 1915-2008 Tasha Tudor Tasha Tudor, gifted artist beloved by generations of readers, published her first book, Pumpkin Moonshine) in 1938. Since then, she has written, illustrated, and edited over seventy-five books for young children. Born Starling Burgess in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of

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Vera B. Williams Biography

Vera B. Williams - American author and illustrator, 1927-2015 Vera Williams A striking element in the award-winning books Vera Williams creates is the wealth of strong female charac­ters. An active supporter of both peace and feminist issues, Williams writes about confident girls and women who live amicably with other people

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