Guide to Authors M - P

WILLIAM HUGHES MEARNS (1875-1965) was an American poet and educator. He is best known today for his poem "Antigonish," but he also wrote books about education and creativity.

Featured in Frightful Fun.

ALAN ALEXANDER MILNE (1882-1956) was a British writer. He is remembered for creating Winnie-the-Pooh, but he also had a successful career writing humor for adults.

Featured in Sports and Games, Spring Songs, and Spring Showers.

LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY (1874-1942) was a Canadian writer. She is best known for her series of books featuring Anne Shirley, first introduced in Anne of Green Gables.

Featured in Jobs and Professions, Christmas Giving, and Frightful Fun.

CLEMENT C. MOORE (1779-1863) was an American poet and scholar. His most famous poem, "A Visit from St. Nicholas," was first published anonymously after a friend of Moore's sent it to a newspaper.

Featured in A Visit from St. Nicholas.

CHRISTOPHER MORLEY (1890-1957) was an American writer. He wrote the bestselling 1939 novel Kitty Foyle and founded the Baker Street Irregulars organization of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts.

Featured in Jobs and Professions, Childhood, and Sweet Treats.

THOMAS NASHE (1567-c. 1601) was an English writer. He was a prominent pamphleteer, or publisher of short works in paper booklets, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Featured in Spring Songs.

JOHN MASON NEALE (1818-1866) was an English priest and scholar. He wrote the lyrics for the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas" to fit the music of a medieval spring carol, "Tempus adest floridum" ("flowering time is here").

Featured in Christmas Giving.

EDITH NESBIT (1858-1924) was an English writer. Her works for children include a trilogy of books about the Bastable children and a trilogy of books about five siblings and a psammead, or sand fairy.

Featured in Childhood and Train Travel.

ANDREW BARTON "BANJO" PATERSON (1864-1941) was an Australian writer. One of his best-known works is the song "Waltzing Matilda."

Featured in Summer Fun.

ALEXANDER LAWRENCE POSEY (1795-1821) was a Native American writer. His mother was of the Muscogee Creek Nation and Posey spoke the Muscogee language fluently.

Featured in Autumn in the Air.