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Frances Browne


(1816 - 1879)

Frances Browne

Born in Stanorlar, County Donegal, Ireland, Frances Browne lost her sight to an attack of smallpox when only eighteen months old. She overcame her handicap to become a successful poet and author.


Granny’s Wonderful Chair (1936)

When Snowflower is seated in her grandmother’s chair, it tells her stories.

Author(s): Frances Browne
Illustrator(s): Denys Watkins-Pitchford

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