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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.”
In honor of it, enjoy this infographic about Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
Hugh Lofting, who created the Dr. Dolittle series, was born on this date in 1886.
Clement Clarke Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly called The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously on this date in 1823.
On this date in 1862, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll’s real name) sends the handwritten manuscript of Alice’s Adventures Underground to Alice Liddell.
Astrid Lindgren, author of the beloved Pippi Longstocking books, was born on this date in 1907.
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.
Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was published on this date in 1868.