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Sterling North

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(1906 - 1974)

Sterling North

Thomas Sterling North grew up in Edgerton in southern Wisconsin. He worked as a newspaperman, editor and novelist. He is best know for his children’s books, including Rascal, the story of his pet raccoon. In the 1940’s he was an early critic of comic books.



Bibliography

Children Everywhere (1958)

A collection of stories and poems about children around the world for older readers.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Rachel Field
Robert Frost
Sterling North
Johanna Spyri
Et al
Illustrator(s): Maurice Sendak
Kate Seredy
Louis Slobodkin
Hilda van Stockum
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Greased Lightning (1940)

Zeke makes a pet of the runt of the sow’s litter and names him Greased Lightning.

1941

Author(s): Sterling North
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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Midnight and Jeremiah (1943)

Jeremiah raises Midnight, a black lamb to compete at the county fair. This book was made into a movie So Dear to My Heart in 1949.

1943

Author(s): Sterling North
Illustrator(s): Kurt Wiese

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The New Times and Places (1962)

An elementary school reader which contains an excerpt from Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright which was illustrated by Stephani Godwin, and a version of Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss which was illustrated by Mary Gehr.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Sterling North
Carl Sandburg
Dr. Seuss
Et al
Illustrator(s): Various

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Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era (1963)

The story of a boy’s pet raccoon, later made into a movie of the same name.

1964

Author(s): Sterling North
Illustrator(s): John Schoenherr

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