On this day, December 27, 1904, illustrator and author Ingri Mortenson Parin d’Aulaire was born in Kongsberg, Norway. Mortenson studied in Norway, Germany, and France, and met Edgar in Munich where they were married in 1925. By 1929 they were together in New York and in 1931 they began to create children’s books winning a Newbery Medal in 1932 and a Caldecott in 1940.
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