August 2014 archive

Tidbit Histories – Ruth Sawyer, Storyteller and Children’s Author Extraordinaire

Ruth Sawyer, the last of five children and the only girl, grew up in the late 19th century in a household where, in addition to her family, she had and Irish storytelling nanny who would prove to be strongest influence on her future career. After secondary school, the young Ms Sawyer, enrolled in Garland Kindergarten …

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Tidbit Histories – Literature on the backs of children!?

This is both a Tidbit History and an hommage to one of my very favorite children’s authors. Laura E. Richards was one of three daughters born to Julia Ward Howe. Ms Howe is best known as the author of THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, but was also an accomplished singer and would sing to …

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