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Military Veteran Children's Authors

This LibGuide showcases military veterans who have authored children's books,

American Children's Literature Authors

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Abrashkin, Raymond

Alcott, Louisa May

Alexander, Lloyd Chudley:  During World War II, Alexander joined the Army (1943) where he became an artilleryman, a cymbal player in the band, an organist in the chapel, and a first-aid man. He was then assigned to military intelligence, where he was stationed in Alsace-Lorraine, and then proceeded to work in counterintelligence in Paris after the war. 

Allard, Harry

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Beatty Jr., Jerome

Bemelmans, Ludwig

Berenstain, Stan

Berenstain, Jan

Booth, George

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C

Carle, Eric

Coolidge, Susan (Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

Cooney, Barbara

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D

Dahl, Roald

De Jong, Meindert

Disch, Thomas M.

du Bois, William Pene

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Eastman, Philip Dey

Eisner, Will

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Fleischman, Sid (Avron Zalmon Fleischman)

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G

Geerdes, Clay

Geisel, Theodor Seuss

Gonzalez, Thomas

Gorey, Edward

Gramatky, Hardie

Gwynne, Fred

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Harmon, Casey Sean

Hoban, Russell

Hopf, Geoffrey

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Irving, Washington

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Johnson, Sabin W.

Juster, Norton

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K

Karig, Walter

Kastle, Seth

Keats, Ezra Jack

Kelly, Eric P.

Krumgold, Joseph

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Lawson, Robert

Leaf, Wilber Munro

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M

Macdonald, James D.

McKinnon, Yolanda

Meltzer, Milton

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Negaard, Ken

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O’Dell, Scott

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P

Paulsen, Gary

Pease, Howard

Platt, Kin

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Q

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R

Reiner, Carl

Robertson, Keith

Roff, Don

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S

Salinger, J.D.

Sandberg, Carl

Say, Allen

Scary, Richard

Schwartz, Alvin

Seredy, Kate

Silverstein, Sheldon “Shel”

Sobol, Donald J.

Sperry, Armstrong

Steinbeck, John

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T

Thurber, James

Tunis, John R.

Twain, Mark

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W

Waber, Bernard

White, E.B.: Registered for the draft (WWI), but was rejected for not weighing enough. He then enlisted in the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.), earning the rank of corporal while attending Cornell University. White also volunteered at the Office of Facts and Figures during WWII, where he composed an essay on the freedom of speech for the pamphlet, United Nations Fight for the Four Freedoms. 

Williams, Jay

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