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Eleanor Farjeon

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United States of America

Farjoen was one of the most important children's writers of the twentieth century. A fine poet, she also wrote numerous stories for the young. She had no formal education, but spent much of her childhood reading in her father's extensive library or playing imaginative games with her brothers. Her writing was a natural extension of this, its immediacy and energy the product of "a life kept always young." In 1956 her achievements were recognized with the pretigious Carnegie Medal, the Hans Christian International Medal, and the Regina Medal. In her honor, a prize bearing her name is now awarded

Susan Cheyney

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