Rockwell, Thomas, 1933-

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Thomas Rockwell was born the 13th of March, 1933, nestled on the Long Island Sound shoreline in New Rochelle, NY. Born to the Saturday Evening Post staple, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Rockwell was drawn to the written word early in life. He graduated from Bard College in 1956 and over a decade later he and his wife, Gail Sudler, published their first book, Rackety-Bang and Other Verses. 1973 birthed Rockwell's most notable title How to Eat Fried Worms, tailing it for years after with awards and accolades of all sorts. His distinctive writing style paved for him a niche on the shelves of children's literature worldwide, publishing over fifteen books between his first and 1990. Rockwell has a proclivity to include impending social issues into his works on one hand, only to flip sides and write a literary zephyr on adolescent causes. He writes as he feels and feels no regrets, musing, "I suppose one of the reasons I write books for children is because I feel I can be more outrageous than if I were writing for adults."Biographical source: Something About the Author. Volume 70, 1993.

From the description of Thomas Rockwell Collection 1970. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 430051464

Thomas Rockwell was born the 13th of March, 1933, nestled on the Long Island Sound shoreline in New Rochelle, NY. Born to the Saturday Evening Post staple, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Rockwell was drawn to the written word early in life. He graduated from Bard College in 1956 and over a decade later he and his wife, Gail Sudler, published their first book, Rackety-Bang and Other Verses . 1973 birthed Rockwell's most notable title How to Eat Fried Worms, tailing it for years after with awards and accolades of all sorts. His distinctive writing style paved for him a niche on the shelves of children's literature worldwide, publishing over fifteen books between his first and 1990. Rockwell has a proclivity to include impending social issues into his works on one hand, only to flip sides and write a literary zephyr on adolescent causes. He writes as he feels and feels no regrets, musing, "I suppose one of the reasons I write books for children is because I feel I can be more outrageous than if I were writing for adults."

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 70, 1993.

From the guide to the Thomas Rockwell Collection, 1970, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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