Marcia Strykowski

Famous Authors

What do these six famous children’s book authors have in common?November birthdays better

They were all born on November 29th or November 30th!

From left to right: Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women and other classics was born on November 29, 1832. C. S. Lewis, most famous for The Chronicles of Narnia books was born on November 29, 1898. Madeleine L’Engle, born on November 29, 1918, brought us the award-winning A Wrinkle in Time series.

Jonathan Swift, born November 30, 1667, wrote Gulliver’s Travels, among other works. Mark Twain, November 30, 1835, penned many stories, including, of course, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. And last, but not least, Lucy Maud Montgomery, born on November 30, 1874, brought us the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. (Scroll back to my January 16, 2013 post to read what Lucy has to say about her writing).

What a lineup! I wonder if the young teen whose birthday party I am attending today, will grow up to be a famous author, too.


  1. Bette Norton

    That is amazing that they all share a Nov 29 or 30th birthday!!! Very interesting post!!!


  2. Very interesting:)


  3. leandrajwallace

    What a neat coincidence! Or is it…? 😉 Also, I love that it’s snowing on your blog! How did you get it to do that if you don’t mind me asking?


    • Hi Leandra, thanks for letting me know it’s snowing! I hadn’t realized. I selected it last year and it must be automatic now. On WordPress, under settings (general) there is an option to have it snow until Jan. 4th.


      • leandrajwallace

        Lol, that’s awesome! Then it truly is like real snow, where you wake up and look out the window and get a surprise! And I wonder if Blogger has such an option, I’ll have to look into it.


  4. Ashley

    That’s a good group of authors and a very strange coincidence!


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