Steven Kroll

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Steven Lawrence Kroll (August 11, 1941 – March 8, 2011) was an American children's book author.[1] He wrote 96 books, including Is Milton Missing? (1975), The Biggest Pumpkin Ever (1984), Sweet America (2000), When I Dream of Heaven (2000), Jungle Bullies (2006).


Born in Manhattan, he attended the McBurney School and Harvard University, graduating with a degree in American history and literature in 1962. Prior to becoming a full-time author, he was an editor at Chatto & Windus in London and Holt, Rinehart & Winston in New York.


  1. ^ Hevesi, Denn (March 15, 2011). "Steven Kroll, an Author of Children’s Books, Dies at 69". New York Times. Retrieved 25 March 2011.