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6 Kid's Book Authors Who Didn't Pop Out Kids

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Many of the most beloved children's book authors didn't bother to have kids of their own.

Purists who think that country songs shouldn't be sung by people who grew up in the 'burbs, or that French food isn't authentic if it's cooked by some Jersey boy named Vinny, might be saddened to discover that many beloved children's books were written by childless authors. Shockingly, some kiddy scribes aren't even that fond of kids! 

6 Kid's Book Authors Who Didn't Pop Out Kids

1) Lewis Carroll

Although he loved children (some say his admiration bordered on the inappropriate as Mr. Carroll had a penchant for photographing naked little girls) Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" never had children of his own and remained a bachelor his entire life. It's been speculated that his only true love was Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired the Alice series.

2) Beatrix Potter

Raised by a governess who kept her isolated from other children and refused to let her play with dolls, the author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and 23 other children's books had a difficult childhood. Later in life, she had difficultly interacting with children, preferring the company of her many pets, which included, not surprisingly, a few rabbits.

3) Louisa May Alcott

Alcott, the author of "Little Women," had no little women or little men of her own. During her lifetime, she was an abolitionist, a feminist and quite possibly a lesbian. During an interview, she was once asked why she remained a "spinster. "Because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man," the childless author said.

4) Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

Twice married, the quintessential children's author of "The Cat in the Hat" had no children of his own. Despite his whimsical pen name, Geisel was known to be a publicity-shy curmudgeon whose books were often allegories for not so child-friendly topics as genetic cleansing (The Sneetches) and the arms race (The Butter Battle Book).

5) Margaret Wise Brown

The author of "Goodnight Moon" must've known something about the way kids operate, because the sleep-inducing book is like taking a dose of Ambien. Brown, however, was not only childless; she also claimed to dislike children. A fellow illustrator once commented, "she only liked children in theory."

6) Maurice Sendak:

The freaky nightmarish fantasy "Where the Wild Things Are" was conceived by a man who has no children of his own. Although he entertained the idea, he is quoted as saying "to fail as a parent is to fail on the highest level."


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