Rebecca Caudill

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Birthday
2, 1899
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Oct 2, 1985 (86)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1899
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Oct 2, 1985 (86)

About

Kentucky-born children's author whose acclaimed books include Tree of Freedom and A Pocketful of Cricket. Her books, set in the Appalachian region of the United States, document the American pioneer days.

Before Fame

She published her first book, an autobiographical work entitled Barrie and Daughter, in 1943.

Trivia

She received a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan College in Georgia and a master's degree from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

Family Life

She and her husband, James Sterling Ayars, settled in Illinois with their two children.

Associated With

She and fellow American writer Tasha Tudor both won Caldecott Honors for their works of children's literature.