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Some Pig

On this date in 1952, E.B. White writes to his editor about Charlotte’s Web: “Whether children will find anything amusing in it, only time will tell.” Advertisements

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Today Is Tell a Fairy Tale Day

In honor of it, enjoy this infographic about Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

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Today Is A.A. Milne’s Birthday

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He Can Talk to the Animals

Hugh Lofting, who created the Dr. Dolittle series, was born on this date in 1886.

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It Must Be St. Nick!

Clement Clarke Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly called The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously on this date in 1823.

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Christmas Quiz: Can You Guess All the Stories Below?

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Alice Goes Underground

On this date in 1862, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll’s real name) sends the handwritten manuscript of Alice’s Adventures Underground to Alice Liddell.

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Pippi Longstocking Author Born on This Date

Astrid Lindgren, author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking books, was born on this date in 1907.

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Hans Christian Anderson, Bully Magnet?

On this date in 1822, Hans Christian Anderson, age 17, enrolled in a second form classroom full of 11-year-old. Perhaps this influenced his stories, which are full of misfits.

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Little Women Was Published on This Date

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was published on this date in 1868.

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