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Howard Pyle MP (1853 - 1911)

Often regarded as the Father of American Illustration, Howard Pyle wrote and illustrated dozens of books, largely fairy tales, fables, and other stories, most notably the book, The Merry Adventures of ...

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Marguerite Henry MP (1902 - 1997)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marguerite Henry (April 13, 1902 – November 26, 1997) was an American writer of children's books. Her fifty-nine books based on true stories of horses and...

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Sue Townsend MP (1946 - 2014)

Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend, FRSL From Wikipedia (2 April 1946 – 10 April 2014) was an English novelist and playwright, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole books. Although her writi...

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Kenneth Grahame (Author) (1859 - 1932)

Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 – 6 July 1932) was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dra...

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Susan Augusta Fenimore Cooper (1813 - 1894)

Biographical Summary: "... Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894), eldest daughter of James Fenimore Cooper and a distinguished writer and naturalist. She is best known for her nature diary of Cooperstown...

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Susan Warner (deceased)

Susan Bogert Warner (July 11, 1819 – March 17, 1885), was an American evangelical writer of religious fiction, children's fiction, and theological works.

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Enid Mary Waters (1897 - 1968)

Enid Blyton (11 Aug 1897- 28 Nov 1968) is pehaps on of the best known British writers who published over 600 children's or juvenile books in her 40-year career. Blyton's most famous series was The Famo...

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Capt. Frederick Marryat MP (1792 - 1848)

Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 1792 – 9 August 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of t...

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Sarah Orne Jewett MP (1849 - 1909)

Sources: Sarah Orne Jewett House: Writer Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) spent much of her life in this stately Georgian residence, owned by her family since 1819. Jewett drew on the house fo...

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DuBose Heyward MP (1885 - 1940)

Author. A noted Southern writer of the early 20th. century, he is remembered for his 1925 novel "Porgy" and for the subsequent libretto of George Gershwin's 1935 opera "Porgy and Bess". Most of what ...

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Epes Sargent MP (1813 - 1880)

Epes Sargent (1813–1880) was an American editor, poet and playwright. Summarized from Wikipedia : Epes Sargent was the son of Epes Sargent (1784–1853) and Hannah Dane Coffin (1787...

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Christopher Awdry (1940 - d.)

Christopher Awdry b. 1940 Author of children's literature. He wrote The Railway Series #27-40 (Thomas the Tank Engine stories). His father, Wilbert Awdry, wrote The Railway Series #1-26. Profile ph...

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Reverend W. Awdry MP (1911 - 1997)

The Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997), was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast, and children's author. Better known as the Reverend W. Awdry, he was the ...

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Henry William Williamson (1895 - 1977)

MR HENRY WILLIAMSON Creator of 'Tarka the Otter' Mr Henry Williamson, the novelist and writer of nature stories, died on August 13. He was 81. He achieved eminence as a writer as long ago as 1928...

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Henry Winkler MP

Winkler is best known for his role as Fonzie on the 1970s American sitcom Happy Days. "The Fonz," a leather-clad greaser and auto mechanic, started out as a minor character at the show's beginning but ...

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Mary Wollstonecraft MP (1759 - 1797)

"I am going to be the first of a new genus. I am not born to tread in the beaten track - the peculiar bent of my nature pushes me on" Mary Wollstonecraft in letter to Everina, 1774 Mary Wollstonecr...

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Wilhelm Carl Grimm MP (1786 - 1859)

Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl; 24 February 1786 – 16 December 1859) was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm. Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl;[a] 24 February 1786 – 16 Decem...

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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm MP (1785 - 1863)

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm (also Karl; 4 January 1785 – 20 September 1863) was a German philologist, jurist and mythologist. He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author (with his ...

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Herbert George "H.G." Wells MP (1866 - 1946)

Wiki: Herbert George "H.G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many ot...

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Mark Twain MP (1835 - 1910)

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by the pen name Mark Twain, wrote grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and the mighty Mississippi River. He became nothing less than a national treasur...

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Lewis Carroll MP (1832 - 1898)

Lewis Carroll Society " Lewis Carroll ", Westminster Abbey Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ( 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll , was an English autho...

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Jonathan Swift MP (1667 - 1745)

=====' From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Torie...

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Robert Louis Stevenson MP (1850 - 1894)

Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by hi...

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Dr. Seuss MP (1904 - 1991)

Theodor Seuss Geisel was the author and illustrator of many popular children's books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Here are just a few titles of his books: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish;...

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Maurice Sendak MP (1928 - 2012)

One of the most successful illustrators of the 20th century. Since 1951 his 90-odd titles have sold nearly 30m copies in the US alone. His renowned work Where the Wild Things Are (1963), with worldwi...

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Carl Sandburg MP (1878 - 1967)

Born Charles Sandburg Links Find A Grave Wikipedia

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Rev. Cotton Mather, Salem Witch Trials MP (1663 - 1728)

Cotton Mather (February 12, 1663 – February 13, 1728; A.B. 1678, Harvard College; A.M. 1681, honorary doctorate 1710, University of Glasgow) was a socially and politically influential New Englan...

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Jack London MP (1876 - 1916)

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916)[1][2][3] was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fictio...

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C.S. Lewis MP (1898 - 1963)

Ancestry of C. S. Lewis Clive Staples Lewis commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis was born (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), and known to his friends and family as "Jack", w...

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Madeleine L'Engle MP (1918 - 2007)

Madeleine L'Engle (November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007) was an American writer best known for her young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequel...

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Rudyard Kipling MP (1865 - 1936)

Rudyard Kipling, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his...

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Washington Irving MP (1783 - 1859)

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of...

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Anne Frank MP (1929 - 1945)

Anne Frank , Author, Holocaust Victim, named in Time Magazine's icons of the 20th century on their list The Most Important People of the Century. Anne Frank was born in 1929 in Frankfurt am Main in G...

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T. S. Eliot MP (1888 - 1965)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was an American-born English poet, playwright, and literary critic, arguably the most important...

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Charles Dickens MP (1812 - 1870)

Charles John Huffam Dickens, pen-name "Boz", was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and one of the most popular of all time. He created some of literature's most iconic characters,...

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Roald Dahl MP (1916 - 1990)

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter ace and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage.Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegian p...

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Rev. John Cotton MP (1585 - 1652)

John Cotton was a highly regarded principal among the New England Puritan ministers, who also included Thomas Hooker, Increase Mather (who became his son-in-law), John Davenport, and Thomas Shepard and...

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Arthur Ignatius Conan-Doyle MP (1859 - 1930)

; .findagrave... ; Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Doyles were a prosperous Irish-Catholic family, who had a prominent position in the world of A...

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Zane Gray MP (1872 - 1939)

Birth name: Pearl Zane Gray ' better known as author Zane Grey b. January 31, 1872 Zanesville, Ohio d. October 23, 1939 Altadena, California. Buried: Union Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania Parents:...

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L. Frank Baum MP (1856 - 1919)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia L. Frank Baum Born May 15, 1856(1856-05-15) Chittenango, New York Died May 6, 1919(1919-05-06) (aged 62) Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6,...

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Laura Elizabeth Wilder MP (1867 - 1957)

Laura Elizabeth Ingalls , second daughter of Charles Phillip Ingalls (1836 - 1902) and Caroline Lake (Quiner) Ingalls (1839 - 1924), was born 7 February 1867, in a little log house in the Big Woods of ...

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Louisa May Alcott MP (1832 - 1888)

Louisa May Alcott is known worldwide as the author of Little Women, but less known is the fact that she served as a volunteer nurse during the civil war, seeing action in the battle of Fredericksburg. ...

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Noel Streatfield (1895 - 1986)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary "... Mary Noel Streatfeild OBE (24 December 1895 – 11 September 1986), was an English author, best known for children's books including the "Shoes" series .... ...

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, OM, LLD MP (1860 - 1937)

Scottish author and dramatist J. M. Barrie is best remembered today for writing Peter Pan (1904), or The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up . The son of Scottish weavers, he moved to London to pursue his inte...

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Helen GIllian Burningham MP

Helen Gillian Oxenbury From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (born 1938) is an English author and illustrator of picture books. She lives in North London with her husband John Burningham, another...

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Beatrix Potter MP (1866 - 1943)

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters suc...

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