Jane Thayer


Born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
August 11, 1904

Died
July 23, 2005

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Jane Thayer (pen name of: Catherine Woolley) was an American writer. She is known best for the book The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy, which became the basis of a 1980s Saturday Morning cartoon series, The Puppy's Further Adventures.


Obituary from: Boston Globe, July 27, 2005
http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articl...

With the 87 children's books she wrote, Catherine Woolley delighted generations of young readers around the world with stories of children, animals, a friendly ghost, and mysterious happenings.

She was so prolific that her publisher told her to use a nom de plume for some books. She chose Jane Thayer, her grandmother's name, for the many picture books she wrote.

For her older readers, she used her real name on books such as the ''Ginnie and
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Gus Was a Friendly Ghost

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Gus And The Baby Ghost

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The Popcorn Dragon

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The Blueberry Pie Elf

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What's a Ghost Going to Do?

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Part -Time Dog

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Gus was a Mexican Ghost

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Gus Was A Gorgeous Ghost

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Gus Loved His Happy Home

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“I'm not alone," said the boy. "I've got a puppy.”
Jane Thayer, The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy

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