Arthur Scott Bailey

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Birthday
15, 1877
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Oct 17, 1949 (71)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1877
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Oct 17, 1949 (71)

About

An American children's book author, he is best known for works such as the Tuck-Me-In Tales and the Sleepy-Time Tales. He also published a comic strip entitled Animal Whys.

Before Fame

After earning his degree from Harvard, he worked briefly as a grocer before becoming an editor for several publishing houses.

Trivia

His children's books were filled with advanced vocabulary and with whimsical insect characters who delivered, through their adventures, lessons on the responsibilities of growing up.

Family Life

He adopted his wife's two children from her previous marriage. He may have been inspired by his stepchildren to begin writing children's fiction.

Associated With

Kevin Henkes was another popular children's book author.