Jack Prelutsky

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Birthday
8, 1940
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
New York

About

Children's poet who wrote The New Kid on the Block and Ride a Purple Pelican, among other popular works. He became the Poetry Foundation's U.S. Children's Poet Laureate in 2006.

Before Fame

He attended Hunter college, but dropped out after repeatedly failing English.

Trivia

He appeared on an episode of Arthur, an animated PBS series.

Family Life

He was born and raised in New York City. He married Carolynn Prelutsky in 1979.

Associated With

While working in a Greenwich Village bookstore, he met and befriended Bob Dylan.