Kate Duke


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
August 01, 1956

Died
April 20, 2014

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Duke was born in New York City on August 1, 1956. She had said that reading was a favorite pastime all through childhood, and in an interview for Something About the Author noted that Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy was a fictional character she modeled, right down to keeping tabs on the people in her neighborhood. “I think I owe Harriet my first conscious awareness of the act of writing as important and meaningful work,” she said.

She attended Duke University in the mid 1970s and also took art classes in New York City, which helped solidify her growing ambition to create picture books. Her first book, The Guinea Pig ABC (Dutton) was published in 1983 and received warm accolades for its humor and inventiveness. She followed up her debut wi
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In the Rainforest

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Twenty is Too Many

4.08 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2000
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The Guinea Pig ABC

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If You Walk Down This Road

4.21 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Guinea Pigs Far and Near

3.48 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1984 — 3 editions
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