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Carolyn Sherwin Bailey


(1875 - 1961 )

Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (October 25, 1875 – December 23, 1961) was an American children’s author. She was born in Hoosick Falls, New York and attended Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she graduated in 1896. She contributed to the Ladies’ Home Journal and other magazines, and published volumes of stories for children, methods of story telling and teaching children and other related subjects, which include Boys and Girls of Colonial Days (1917); Broad Stripes and Bright Stars (1919); Hero Stories (1919); and The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings (1945). She wrote For the Children’s Hour (1906). In 1947, her book Miss Hickory won the Newbery Medal.