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Author Information: Moritz Adolf Jagendorf



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Moritz was born in Austria on August 24, 1888. He wrote many books for children, including many with a Jiddish background.

Moritz was a real folklorist who loved to turnh European, American, Hebrew and oriental folktales into stories and plays for children. He joined the New York Storytellers League where he became the president. Being a dentist at the same time for 40 years, it is amazing that he found the time to write so many books for children. He passed away in 1981 at the age of 92, being survived by a daughter, son and 5 grandchildren.


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