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Featured Author: Howard Pyle


Howard Pyle was a prolific American illustrator and author at the turn of the 20th century. Born in Delaware, he is well known for his children’s books, many of which were set in the Middle Ages. He brought his stories to life in his stunning illustrations painted in a broad range of styles. Many adults who read him as a child could still pick his Robin Hood or King Arthur illustrations out of a lineup today. Full descriptions of Howard Pyle's books are publicly available for the month of October.
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