On this day, June 5, 1919, children’s book author and illustrator Richard Scarry was born in Boston, Massachusetts. After studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Scarry was drafted into the army. After the war he worked for the art departments of various magazines and then for Little Golden Books. Scarry’s most famous series was about anthropomorphic animals in Busytown.

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