Armstrong Sperry

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Birthday
7, 1897
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Apr 28, 1976 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1897
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Death Date
Apr 28, 1976 (78)

About

Author who won the Newbery Medal for his classic children's book, Call It Courage. His other works include All Sail Set and Wagons Westward.

Before Fame

He spent his early life traveling around the South Pacific. Later, he settled in New York, where he worked for an advertising agency.

Trivia

His adventures in exotic lands informed such works as One Day with Manu (about the inhabitants of Bora-Bora) and the award-winning All Sail Set.

Family Life

He was born in New Haven, Connecticut as the youngest son of a businessman. He later married Margaret Mitchell Robertson and settled on a farm in Vermont.

Associated With

Eleanor Estes, the author of Ginger Pye, was another winner of the Newbery Medal for children's literature.