Sesyle Joslin

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Sesyle Joslin is a children's literature author. Joslin's book What Do You Say, Dear? was illustrated by Maurice Sendak and it was a Caldecott Medal Honor book in 1959.[1]

Joslin was born in Providence, RI, on August 30, 1929. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, she worked as an editorial assistant and assistant editor in Philadelphia, and was the book columnist at Country Gentleman magazine from 1949 through 1951. In 1950, she married writer Al Hine. The couple had three children.[2] In addition, she served as a production assistant on Peter Brook's Lord of the Flies (1963 film)[3] and worked on location in Puerto Rico.[2]

In addition to writing under her own name, Joslin also used a few pseudonyms. Under the name Josephine Gibson, she and her husband wrote Is There a Mouse in the House? (Macmillan, 1965). And under the name G. B. Kirtland they wrote One Day in Ancient Rome (Harcourt, 1961), One Day in Elizabethan England (Harcourt, 1962), and One Day in Aztec Mexico (Harcourt, 1963).[2]

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  1. ^ "Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Something About the Author, volume 2. (Gale Research, 1971), pages 158-9
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