Munro Leaf

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Birthday
4, 1905
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Dec 21, 1976 (71)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1905
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Death Date
Dec 21, 1976 (71)

About

Author and illustrator of nearly forty children's books, including the controversial 1936 work, The Story of Ferdinand. He is also known for his Watchbirds cartoon series.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Maryland and subsequently receiving a Master's degree in English Literature from Harvard, he became an editor for a publishing company.

Trivia

His 1936 Story of Ferdinand, about a Spanish bull who preferred flowers to bullfights, was widely regarded as a work of pacifism and was decried both in Spain and Germany during the pre-World War II period.

Family Life

He was born in Hamilton, Baltimore, Maryland.

Associated With

During World War II, he teamed up with Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss) to create pamphlets depicting cartoon mosquitoes to warn enlisted men about the dangers of malaria.