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Robert Ingpen (born Victoria, Australia, 1936) writes and illustrates books for children. He has illustrated over 100 books, and he received the prestigious 1986 Hans Christian Andersen Award for his body of work. He has also written at least thirteen fiction books and at least twenty nonfiction books. His illustrated works include The Magic Crystal and Ziba Came on a Boat.

Molly Pitcher

Lithograph – Molly Pitcher

Molly Pitcher (born Mary Hays McCauley near Trenton, New Jersey, 1754; died Carlisle, Pennsylvania, January 22, 1832) was a Revolutionary War hero. She was carrying pitchers of water to the men at the Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778. When her husband could no longer man the cannon, she took over. Children could learn more at: Molly Pitcher.

Conrad Richter (born Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, 1890; died Pottsville, Pennsylvania, October 30, 1968) was an author. One of his books is The Town, Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction in 1951.

Rudolf Virchow (born Schivelbain, Prussia, 1821; died Berlin, Germany, September 5, 1902) has been called the “Father of Pathology.” He conducted invaluable research in leukemia, rickets, tuberculosis and other diseases. Older children could learn more at: Rudolf Virchow.