Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Memo

Did you know that I share a birth-month (July) with children's authors Jean Craighead George, Patricia Polacco, James Stephenson,  E.B. White, Marcia Brown, Clement C. Moore, Eve Merriam, Natalie Babbitt, Beatrix Potter, Sharon Creech, and Lynn Reid Banks?  Peggy Parish and I are birthday twins (14th). 


What author was born on your birthday?  Go to http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/authordate.html  to find your twin.

9 comments:

  1. Paula Fox. Never heard of her:)

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    1. She won the 1974 Newbery award for The Slave Dancer, an excellent read.

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    2. I knew you would probably know and have read her stuff:)

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  2. David McPhail! Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore is one of our favorite books!!

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    1. And his wonderful Pig Pig series. I just love his books!

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  3. There was a book that sparked my love of reading when I was a child,though not from this author....Circus Sequins. I don't know who wrote it, but I think it's out of print.
    It was a story about the behind-the-scenes workings of circus life. Loved it.

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    1. I love to hear about those "sparks." Go to the link at the beginning of the post and find your author birthday twin.

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  4. I share a birthday with Robert Frost, Betty MacDonald, and Jerry Pallota. I think I've read some of Frost's poems. I've never heard of MacDonald or Pallota.

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  5. Pallota has a whole series of beautifully illustrated, informative alphabet books, like The Icky Bug Alphabet. They're not necessarily little kiddie books.

    MacDonald write the Mrs. Piggle- Wiggle series in the 40s & 50s. No wonder you haven't heard of her! ;-)

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