Ben Mikaelsen

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Birthday
8, 1952
Birthplace
La Paz, Bolivia
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
La Paz, Bolivia

About

Bolivian-born children's book author. His popular novels include Touching Spirit Bear, Petey, and Tree Girl.

Before Fame

He began his writing career in the mid-1980s and won such literary honors as the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writers' Golden Spur Award.

Trivia

He was the owner of a 750-pound black bear named Buffy.

Family Life

A member of a family of Danish descent, he was raised in Bolivia and the United States. He eventually settled in Montana with his wife.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow children's book author Tony Abbott.