Obituary: Jean Little

Canadian children's book author Jean Little, internationally recognized for her novels featuring characters who realistically deal with adversity, died on April 6 at Hospice Wellington in Guelph, Ontario. She was 88. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Judith Appelbaum, 78

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obituary: Steve Ditko, Co-creator of Spider-Man, Dies at 90

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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