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Frank Richard Stockton

1834 - 1902

Frank Richard Stockton was an American popular novelist, short story writer and humorist known for a series of innovative fairy tales for children. In his tales, he "avoided the didactic moralizing common to children’s stories of the time, using clever humor to poke at greed, violence, abuse of power" and other human weaknesses, instead. His most famous fable remains "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
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Rudyard Kipling

1865 - 1936

The English journalist, short story writer, poet and novelist, Rudyard Kipling, is usually remembered as the advocate of British imperialism through his short stories and poems about Britsh soldiers in India. He also wrote several tales for kids including The Jungle Book. By winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, he became the first author, writing in English, to ever receive it