Mrs. Molesworth, one of the pen names used by Mary Louisa Molesworth, was one of the most prolific authors of kids books during the late 19th and early 20th century. She's even been called "the Jane Austen of the nursery."
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Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), though best known for his novels and short stories for adults, also produced several works for children, including a companion volume to A Wonder Book called Tanglewood Tales (1853).
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Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the most popular English illustrators of children's books in the late nineteenth century. He was one of the first book artists to experiment with color in picture books.
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