Author: Marguerite Henry

Marguerite Henry was born in 1902 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the youngest of five children. Her father was a publisher. On Saturdays, Marguerite enjoyed going to her father’s publishing house, where there were rows of loud presses printing pages.

On Christmas Day when she was seven years old, Marguerite’s father gave her a little red table with a small pitcher holding pencils, scissors, paste, a hole punch, paper clips, a pencil sharpener and stacks of colored paper. This gift helped her become a writer.

Marguerite Henry with Misty