On this day, March 14, 1889, children’s book author and illustrator Marguerite de Angeli was born in Lapeer, Michigan. The daughter of a photographer/illustrator, Marguerite studied under illustrator Maurice Bower after her marriage and the birth of her children. By the 1920s he was working as an illustrator. The publication of her first book was in 1935 and in 1950 she was awarded a Newbery Medal for The Door in the Wall.

Marguerite de Angeli