I believe there is a good reason National Poetry Month is in April. With the proliferation of breathtakingly beautiful new plant and animal life, balmy days, and spectacular thunderstorms, it is easy to wax poetic!
But there is more to take note of this time of year.
If you have an upcoming birthday, you are in illustrious company. Some well-known authors were born in late April and early May. A few of them are:
For generations, children have read and enjoyed the timeless Madeline stories.
The incomparable Harper Lee only wrote one novel, but the unforgettable To Kill a Mockingbird catapulted her to fame and ensured her a well-deserved place among literary giants.
Patricia MacLachlan’s successes are almost too numerous to mention. Some of her special treasures include Arthur, for the Very First Time, What You Know First, Sarah, Plain and Tall and sequels, Cassie Binegar, Tomorrow’s Wizard, and Word After Word After Word.
Beverly Butler originally planned to be an artist; however, when her eyesight began failing when she was fourteen, she typed stories to improve her skill. This practice led her to write her own stories and novels, two of which–Light a Single Candle and Gift of Gold–are based on the author’s own experience. Two other notable works are Ghost Cat and Witch’s Fire.