Richard Scarry

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Birthday
5, 1919
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Apr 30, 1994 (74)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
5, 1919
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Apr 30, 1994 (74)

About

A celebrated children's author and illustrator, he wrote the famous Busytown series and published over 300 books, including the popular Best Word Book Ever. His other works include Tinker & Tanker and Storybook Dictionary: A Giant Golden Book.

Before Fame

He attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He then worked for numerous magazines and eventually found work as an illustrator.

Trivia

He sold over 100 million books worldwide.

Family Life

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He married fellow children's book author, Patricia Murphy.

Associated With

Francis Van Wyck Mason is another famous Massachusetts-born author.