Leonard Wibberley


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(1915–1983), Irish-American writer. He was born in Dublin, was educated in Ireland and England, worked as a reporter in London, traveled widely, and in 1943 settled in the United States, where he had a long career as a newspaper correspondent. Wibberley is known especially for the adult satirical novel The Mouse that Roared (1955) and its sequels; but he was a prolific author who wrote more than a hundred books, including fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. For some of his works, he used the pseudonyms Leonard Holton, Patrick O'Connor, and Christopher Webb.


From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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