John Newbery

John Newbery

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Newbery (baptized 9 July 1713 - 22 December 1767) was an English publisher of books who first made children's literature a sustainable and profitable part of the literary market. He also supported and published the works of Christopher Smart, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson. In honor of his achievements in children's publishing, the Newbery Medal was named after him. Newbery was born in 1713 to a farmer in Waltham St Lawrence, Berkshire. When he was younger he gave himself an education. He was apprenticed to a local printer at the age of sixteen. In 1737 his master, William Carnan, died and left the business to him and Charles Carnan, William's brother. Two years later, he married William Carnan's widow, Jordan Mary. He was known to have created the first children's books.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134904295
  • 9786134904292