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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Whose Birthday is September 13? #3

Whose Birthday is September 13? #3

Ten Things we know:
  1. Her series of books about Little Bear was illustrated by Maurice Sendak. 
  2. Born on September 13 in 1920, she died on 12 July 2012.
  3. She was born in Fredericia, Denmark.
  4. Moved to the United States at the age of four.
  5. She was widowed at the age of 43.
  6. She was a first-grade teacher in New York City and later moved to New Hampshire.
  7. She remarried (1970) and after the death of her second husband, Pulitzer-winning journalist Homer Bigart (1991) she moved to North Carolina.
  8. She wrote her books in longhand.
  9. Her last book was Little Bear and the Marco Polo.
  10. She died of complications of a heart attack, at the age of 91.

    Author #3 is Else Holmelund Minarik.  Her first husband who she married at age 20 was Walter Minarik. Before she wasa a first-grade teacher she was a journalist writing for the Daily Sentinel - a newspaper of rome, New York (curing World War II).

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