Sunday, January 5, 2014

An Author a Day: Steven Kroll

September 5

Steven Kroll (August 11, 1941-March 8, 2011) was a prolific author of children's books.  He wrote more than 69 children's books.  His first one was Is Milton Missing (1975).  Most of his writing years were spent in Manhattan and in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  And his books reflected both his love of history and his many years spent in a very diverse neighborhood.  Many of his books were fiction with non-fiction elements and toward the end of his book writing days more and more history began to trickle into his writing.  The Boston Tea Party (1998), Doctor on an Elephant (1994), and his holiday books: Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs, The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, Happy Father's Day, Happy Mother's Day, and Mrs. Claus's Crazy Christmas.


McElmeel, Sharron L.  100 Most Popular Picture Book Authors and Illustrators.  ABC/CLIO/Libraries Unlimited, 2000;  pages 268-72.

Obituary: Steven Kroll, Author of Children's Books, Dies at 69 — (WEB)

Sharron L. McElmeel Papers, University of Iowa's Special Collections, Iowa City, Iowa.
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