(1911 - 1981)
Irwin Shapiro was an American writer and translator of over 40 books, mostly for children and about Americana. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied at the Art Students League in New York City. He turned to children’s books, which he published for the vast majority of his career (1938–1979). He published many titles for Golden Books.
Eleven favorite stories from the thousand nights and a night.
Heroes in American Folklore (1962)
This is an omnibus that includes Casey Jones, Old Stormalong, John Henry, Steamboat Bill and Joe Magarac.
Immigrant Joe Magarac makes plentiful steel for the USA.
The story of a steel-driving man.
Born on a mountain top, he fell at the defense of the Alamo.