(1927-2002) edited the first 12 Little Golden Books that launched in 1942, one of which was The Poky Little Puppy,
the bestselling picture book of all time. She went on to write and edit scores of Golden Books, including the bestselling My Little Golden Book About God. Clement Clarke Moore
(1779-1863) was a professor of literature and theology, and the author of the famous poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, which later became known as the famous Twas the Night Before Christmas. The poem was first published anonymously but was later attributed to Moore. Moore's text greatly contributed to the modern-day Santa Claus story. Gale Wiersum
was a Little Golden Books staffer during the 1970s. Her books include The Animals' Christmas Eve
and Little Golden Book Christmas Favorites. Eloise Wilkin
(1904-1987) illustrated dozens of classic Golden Books in her long career, including The Christmas Story, Wonders of Nature, Baby Listens,
and We Help Mommy.
Famous for her beautifully detailed paintings of the natural world and of cherubic children, she helped make Golden Books an icon. Her Golden Books Prayers for Children
and My Little Golden Book About God
have never been out of print. Mircea Catusanu
(pronounced Meer-cha Catoo-sha-noo) grew up in Romania and now lives with his wife and daughter in New York City.