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Tidbit Histories – The Story of Ferdinand Written in Record Time!

When inspiration hits, books can be written with amazing speed. A contender for the world record, though, is one of the most beloved children’s books of the 20th century.  Munro Leaf jotted down THE STORY OF FERDINAND on a yellow legal pad for his illustrator friend, Robert Lawson, in less than one hour. May Massee, …

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Tidbit History – Robert Lawson, Author & Illustrator

Robert Lawson, born in NYC in 1892, claimed no special talent for, or desire to be an artist. However, his early years were spent living in the house once owned by American landscape painter, George Innes. Evidently he imbibed the spirit earning his first dollar as an artist in a high school poster contest. After …

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