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Author and illustrator Robert McCloskey grew up
in small town Hamilton,
Ohio, which formed the basis of his books Lentil
Homer Price (1943), Centerburg
but it was New England that provided the
backdrop for his most beloved
children's books. Make Way for Ducklings
(1941), about a
family of ducks who make their home in the
Boston Public Garden, and Time
of Wonder (1957), set in the coastal
islands of Maine, both won
the Caldecott Medal. McCloskey also wrote and
for Sal (1948) and its sequal One
Morning in Maine (1952),
which were based on his own daughter Sally. In
addition, McCloskey illustrated
many other books, including Journey Cake,
Ho! (1953), by
Ruth Sawyer, and the Henry Reed series by Keith
Robertson. He died on June
30 in Deer Isle, Maine.
Lowery Nixon was the author of more 140 books.
She was perhaps best known
for her spooky juvenile mysteries, four of which
were awarded Edgar Awards
from the Mystery Writers of America -- The
Kidnapping of Christina
Lattimore (1979), The Seance
(1980), The Other
Side of Dark (1986), and The
Name of the Game Was Murder
(1993). She also wrote historical
fiction for young readers, including
the Orphan Train and Ellis Island series. Nixon
died on June 28 of complications
from pancreatic cancer.
Benson wrote 23 of the original 30 Nancy
Drew mystery stories
under the series pseudonym Carolyn Keene.
She also wrote many other
episodes in the Stratemeyer Syndicate childrens'
series, and worked as
a reporter for the Toledo Blade
for 58 years. Her influence
on American girls is still felt through the
lasting legacy of the popular
and fiesty teen-age sleuth Nancy Drew.
Visit the Mildred
Memorial Website for more info.
beloved author of Pippi Longstocking
passed away in
Stockholm, Sweden. Lindgren's children's
books sold more than 130
million copies worldwide. The red-haired
pigtailed mischievous and
freethinking Pippi won fans as soon as she
appeared in print in 1945, and
was the result of her storytelling for her
daughter Karin. Lindgren
wrote over100 works, including novels, short
stories, plays, song books
and poetry, including the children's books Noisy
Mio My Son, and The Brothers
Lionheart. She was awarded
dozens of Swedish and international prizes for
her books, among them the
Hans Christian Andersen medal in 1958.
Kraus was a cartoonist, illustrator, and author
who worked on more than
100 children's books, including Whose
Mouse Are You? (1970)
and Leo the Late Bloomer
(1971). He was a contract
cartoonist for The New Yorker,
author/illustrator of his own work,
and eventually a publisher of his own firm
Windmill, which (among other
things) invented the Tubby series, waterproof
books that float in the bathtub.
Cavanna Harrison wrote more than 80 romances,
mysteries and children's
books during her 45-year career. Most of
her books were written under
her maiden name, Betty Cavanna, and also under
pen names Betsy Allen and
Elizabeth Headley. Works such as Going
on Sixteen (1945)
and A Girl Can Dream (1947)
dealt with adolescent angst,
lonliness, and family tensions, while her
horse stories such as Spring
Comes Riding (1950) and Joyride
appealed to younger
girls. She also wrote a nonfiction
series called Around the
World and was the runner-up for
the Edgar Allen Poe Award with
Island Mystery (1970) and The
Ghost of Ballyhooly.
Stars in Her Eyes has made it to
The Bookseller page several times.
Yates, children's author, died. Cause of death
was not released. She was
95. Yates wrote more than 50 books, including With
and Song and Amos
Fortune, Free Man, which
won the 1951 Newbery Medal, and several
biographies about notably strong-willed
and principled individuals.
Jansson, Finnish children's writer, died after a
long illness. She was
86. Jansson is best known for publishing the Moomin
and is considered the most translated author in
Finland. She also received
the Hans Christian Andersen medal in 1966.
Clymer, author of the beloved Trolley
Car Family, died on
March 31, 2001 at the age of 95.
The Trolley Car Family
(published in 1947) may have been Mrs.
Clymer’s best-loved work, it certainly
wasn’t her only story—she published 58 books
between 1943 and 1983, including
Tiny Little House (1967), My
Brother Stevie (1967),
and Hamburgers--and Ice Cream for
Dessert (1975). Born
Eleanor Lowenton on January 7, 1906, Mrs.
Clymer graduated from the University
of Wisconsin in 1928 with a degree in
English. She then married journalist
Kinsey Clymer, and she is survived by her son
Adam, who writes for The
New York Times.
the family of a dozen children, carefully
orchestrated to finish all household
chores in a quick dash? It's no wonder
that their father (and Gilbreth's
real-life father) was a construction engineer
and efficiency expert.
Mother was a engineering consultant too, and
together they used factory
management principals to apply to the
household. Gilbreth's memoir
about his childhood, Cheaper by the Dozen,
became an instant
best-seller in 1949. He and sister
co-author Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
followed with a sequel, Belles on Their
Toes, telling the
story of the family after the death of the
father, Frank Sr. Gilbreth
has lived in Charleston, S.C. for the last 50
years, writing for
Post and Courier under the pseudonym
Ashley Cooper. He is survived
by his second wife, 2 daughters, 1 son, 3
sisters, 4 brothers, 6 grandchildren,
and 6 great-grandchildren..
author and photographer of the beloved Lonely
recently passed away. She was 86, and lived long
enough to see two of her
children's classics brought back into
print. Cleveland will particularly
miss her, having a hometown pride in the Halle's
doll who made it to the
York Times Best Sellers List. Visit
Requested pages for more nostalgia on The
Lonely Doll series.