Margaret Read MacDonald


Born and raised in southern Indiana, Margaret Read MacDonald loves this Appalachian folktale. A folklorist and former children's librarian, she now spends her time traveling the world telling tales in such fascinating spots as Maha Sarakham, Thailand; Kota Kinabula, Malaysia; and Medellin, Colombia. Her folktale picture books have earned numerous awards, including Parenting magazine’s Reading Magic Award, the American Folklore Society’s Aesop Accolade, Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award, and Parents’ Choice Award.
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