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Margaret J. Baker


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Margaret J. Baker

Margaret J. Baker was born on May 21, 1918 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She attended King’s College at the University of London from 1936 to 1937.

She began writing children’s books in 1948 and published her first book, Nonsense Said the Tortoise, in 1949. This book was also the first in a series of books about a talking, intellectual tortoise named Homer.

Many of Ms. Baker’s books are family adventure stories, sometimes humorous, for middle readers. She has also several books which she describes as magic books for younger children.

Two of her books were adapted and serialized for television programs.


The Children’s Hour Volume 2 (1953)

An anthology of fairy tales, old and new.  The illustrations by Robert Lawson had previously appeared in Just for Fun

Author(s): Margaret J. Baker
Kenneth Grahame
E. Nesbit
James Thurber
Et al
Illustrator(s): Hardie Gramatky
Wanda Gág
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Robert Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
Louis Slobodkin
Lynd Ward
Et al

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