Frances Carpenter


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in Washington, D.C., The United States
April 30, 1890

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Frances Aretta Carpenter was born in 1890, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Frank G. Carpenter, a journalist and travel book author. She was educated at Smith College, receiving her BA in 1912. In 1920, she married W. Chapin Huntington, with whom she had two children. Carpenter was well traveled, accompanying her father on his investigate tours as a girl, and her husband on his stints with the United States Foreign Service. Those experiences are reflected in her many children's books, which feature folklore from many parts of the world.

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Average rating: 3.73 · 320 ratings · 33 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Tales of a Korean Grandmoth...

3.63 avg rating — 214 ratings — published 1947 — 3 editions
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Tales of a Chinese Grandmot...

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Wonder Tales of Dogs and Cats

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Tales of a Russian Grandmother

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The Elephant's Bathtub: Won...

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Pocahontas and Her World

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People From the Sky: Ainu T...

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Our little friends of the A...

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Tales of a Swiss Grandmother

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“Between old and young there should be consideration and respect.”
Frances Carpenter, Tales of a Korean Grandmother: 32 Traditional Tales from Korea

“..if you put enough raindrops together you have a river.”
Frances Carpenter



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