Saturday …Just Saying 2/25/2012

Jane Yolen, 1939-

Called The Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century,  Yolen has written over 300 children’s books, including award winning books Commander Toad series, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight, and Owl Moon.

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George Moore, 1852 – 1933

Moore was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and art critic.  His first novel, A Modern Lover was about the art scene of the 1870s & 1880s. The circulating libraries in England banned the book because of the explicit amorous activities of the main character. His next two novels A Mummers Wife and A Drama in Muslin were banned as well. Undeterred, he continued to fight censorship and write about sensitive subjects to the dismay of church and state.

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In honor of Valentine’s Day

Linda Howard, 1950

Linda S. Howington writes under the  nom de plume Linda Howard. She’s a best-selling American author of  romance and romantic suspense novels and is best known for her Mackenzie Family novels.

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James Norman Hall, 1887 – 1951

An American author, Hall was best known for the novels he co-wrote with Charles Nordhoff such as Mutiny on the Bounty and Men Against the Sea.

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