Anne Evelyn Bunting was born on December 19, 1928 in Ireland and has written more than 250 books in both fiction and non-fiction about many subjects. Many of her stories are set in Ireland, where she grew up. As a young married mom, she immigrated to the US with her family and attended college where she first enrolled in a creative writing course. She became inspired to write about Ireland and her country’s history and her first published story was about an Irish folktale about a young man who outsmarted a mean giant. This gave her confidence to continue writing and today she is listed among the top 100 authors by The Educational Paperback Association.
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