Mercer Mayer


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in Arkansas, The United States
December 30, 1943

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I began illustrating books in 1966. Since that time I have published over 300 books. Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid. Now I'm a big kid and I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children. They always remind me of what it was like.

I was born in Arkansas in 1943. Boy, that was a long time ago! It's real fun to be an old kid. Then my parents moved to Hawaii when I was thirteen years old. After High School, I went to Honolulu Academy of Arts. Then I moved to New York City. My wife, Gina, and I write the Little Critter stories together.

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“I was so mad!”
Mercer Mayer

“I know what is in your mind and in the mind of the youth. I know that your mind has one purpose and his the same. I know what is in the mind of the earth and of the moon and of the sun. Yes, I know of this kingdom. it is farther then I have ever gone, but I will take you there if you will be brave, for you will not find a welcome with in that place.”
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Favorite retelling of "East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon"

 
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Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George Jessica Day George
 
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East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
 
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East of the Sun and West of the Moon East of the Sun & West of the Moon by Mercer Mayer Mercer Mayer
 
  3 votes, 5.2%

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The Princess and the White Bear King The Princess and the White Bear King (book and cd) by Tanya Robyn Batt Tanya Robyn Batt
 
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East of the Sun, West of the Moon East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Susanna Davidson Susanna Davidson
 
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East of the Sun, West of the Moon East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jackie Morris Jackie Morris
 
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Once Upon a Winter's Night Once Upon a Winter's Night (Faery Series, #1) by Dennis L. McKiernan Dennis L. McKiernan
 
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