Valerie Worth

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Birthday
29, 1933
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jul 31, 1994 (60)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1933
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jul 31, 1994 (60)

About

Known for works such as Animal Poems, Gypsy Gold, and the Small Poems series of books, this Pennsylvania-born writer received the 1991 National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.

Before Fame

In 1955, she graduated summa cum laude from Swarthmore College. She published her first poetry collection, Small Poems, in 1972.

Trivia

She often collaborated with illustrator Natalie Babbit.

Family Life

She grew up in Philadelphia and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, as the daughter of a biology professor. She later settled in New York with her husband, George Bahlke.

Associated With

She and California-born writer Kenn Nesbitt both became known for their poems for children.