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F.N. Monjo

Ferdinand Nicolas Monjo (1924-1978) was a children’s novelist and editor. After graduating from Columbia University, he worked in editorial positions at several major children's publishing companies, including Simon & Schuster's Golden Books and American Heritage's Junior Library.

In 1968, he published his first children's book, Indian Summer. Monjo wrote about historical incidents through a child’s perspective in many of his titles. His best-known book, The Drinking Gourd, tells of a young boy who helps escaping slaves on the Underground Railroad. He won the 1974 National Book Award for Poor Richard in France.

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