American author who published over fifty books for children. Some of his works include The Sword in the Tree, A Place for Angels, and Daniel's Duck.
He wrote an essay in 1924 for the St. Joseph Gazette about a single grain of wheat.
He published his autobiography, A Grain of Wheat: A Writer Begins, in 1985.
He was born on a farm near King City, Missouri.
Dan Gutman is another well known American children's author.