Elizabeth Laird - age: 78

Elizabeth Laird

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ABOUT

An English author of children's fiction, she is best known for works such as Red Sky in the Morning (1988) and Kiss the Dust (1991). Her Carnegie Medal and Children's Book Award-nominated works include picture books, novels, and short stories.Her book, The Garbage King, won the Children's Book of the Year Award from the Scottish Arts Council.She is a contemporary of fellow children's book author, Michael Morpurgo.

BEFORE FAME

She worked as a teacher in Malaysia at age eighteen and later taught English in Ethiopia. She graduated from Bristol University with a degree in French.

PERSONAL LIFE

She was the New Zealand-born child of Scottish parents. She had two sons, Angus and William, with her husband, David McDowall.

The meaning of the name Laird: Lord

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Children's Author Elizabeth Laird were born on Thursday, birthstone is Opal, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Goat, it is 288 days until Elizabeth Laird next birthday.

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