Alice E. Goudey (1898 - 1892)
Acclaimed American author of children's books and an early proponent of ecology. Born in 1898 on a farm in Kansas. She studied at the University of Kansas. She worked as a teacher and in publishing, before pursuing a career as a children's writer. Most of her books were about nature and animals. One of these was a pony story which was illustrated beautifully by the great Paul Brown. It is now unfortunately very hard to find and may be expensive.
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