Guide to Authors R - S

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY (1849-1916) was an American poet. He became known as "the Hoosier poet" for writing in the Hoosier dialect of Indiana.

Featured in Autumn in the Air and Frightful Fun.

CARL SANDBURG (1878-1967) was an American writer. He won the Pulitzer Prize, a prestigious literary award, three times, and was known by young readers as the author of the Rootabaga Stories books.

Featured in The Theater, Nighttime, and Summer Fun.

SIR WALTER SCOTT (177101832) was a Scottish writer. His title of "sir" comes from a baronetcy, a title Scott passed down to his descendants, rather than from a knighthood, which dies with the person bearing the title.

Featured in Knights and Ladies.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616) was an English playwright and poet. Many consider him to be the greatest writer of English literature of all time.

Featured in The Theater.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822) was an English poet. He was one of the most prominent writers of Romantic poetry along with Lord Byron and John Keats, but sadly drowned at age thirty.

Featured in The English Regency.

FRANK DEMPSTER SHERMAN (1860-1916) was an American poet. He was also Professor of Graphics at the Columbia University School of Architecture.

Featured in Books and School.

FRANK BERKELEY SMITH (1869-1931) was an American writer and artist. He wrote and illustrated several travel books, three of which dealt with Paris alone.

Featured in Paris.

WALLACE STEVENS (1879-1955) was an American poet. He had a career as a lawyer and a businessman before publishing his poetry, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry the year of his death.

Featured in Dreams.

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894) was a Scottish writer. His works for children include the poetry collection A Child's Garden of Verses and the novel Treasure Island.

Featured in Jobs and Professions, Night Creatures, The Sun, Childhood, Train Travel, and Spring Showers.