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Cheroes: Children’s Authors Who Didn’t Have Kids December 16, 2011

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It takes a mother to truly understand children, right?

WRONG!!

Next time someone tells you that, whip out this handy dandy list of cheroes. All of these wonderful women wrote books that have resonated (in some cases for over a century) with little tykes all over the world.

Louisa May Alcott – Little Women (1868)

Beatrix Potter – The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1900)

Kate Douglas Wiggin – Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903)

Eleanor Hodgman Porter – Pollyanna (1913)

Margaret Wise Brown – The Runaway Bunny (1942), Goodnight, Moon (1947)

Tove Jansson – The Moomin Series (1948)

Dodie Smith – 101 Dalmatians (1956), I Capture the Castle (1949)

Anna Sewell – Black Beauty (1957)

Louise Fitzhugh – Harriet the Spy (1964)

Penelope Lively – The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (1973), A Stitch in Time (1976)

Ann M. Martin – The Baby-Sitters Club Series (1986)

Gail Carson Levine – Ella Enchanted (1997)

Kat DiCamillo – The Tale of Desperaux (2003), Because of Winn-Dixie (2000)

Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries (2000)

Holly Black – The Spiderwick Chronicles (2003)

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5 Responses to “Cheroes: Children’s Authors Who Didn’t Have Kids”

  1. IrisD Says:

    Ok… the list is all women… but Dr. Seuss… Dr. Seuss… Dr. Seuss!!! 🙂

  2. Dorothy Says:

    Fascinating!

  3. Barren Babe Says:

    Great list! Thanks.

  4. Rerah Says:

    There is a double standard–no one seems to question male authors without children. In addition to Dr. Seuss, there is also C. S. Lewis…

  5. Elena Says:

    AND J.M. Barrie who rote Peter Pan


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