Bill Martin Jr.

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Birthday
20, 1916
Birthplace
Hiawatha, KS
Death Date
Aug 11, 2004 (88)
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Birthday
20, 1916
Birthplace
Hiawatha, KS
Death Date
Aug 11, 2004 (88)

About

An American author of more than three hundred works of children's fiction, he is particularly known for his classic book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Before Fame

He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II as a newspaper editor. During this period, he also published his first children's book, The Little Squeegy Bug.

Trivia

He held annual workshops for children's educators, training teachers in his "Pathway to Literacy" program.

Family Life

His brother, Bernard Martin, provided some of the illustrations for his children's books.

Associated With

A lifelong admirer of Robert Frost, he named his Texas ranch Woodfrost in the poet's honor.