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Meindert DeJong

Meindert DeJong was born in Holland in 1906 but moved to the US at the age of eight. He became a teacher, then a farmer and holds the National Book Award of America, the Newbery Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for his lasting contribution to children's literature. Four of his books (including Hurry Home, Candy) are Newbery Honor Books.

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