Munro Leaf

Wilbur Monroe Leaf (a.k.a. Munro Leaf) (December 4, 1905 – December 21, 1976) was an American writer of children's literature who wrote and illustrated nearly 40 books during his 40-year career. He is best known for The Story of Ferdinand (1936), a children's classic which he wrote on a yellow legal-length pad in less than an hour. Labeled as subversive, it stirred an international controversy.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 4, 1905 (Baltimore), Died December 21, 1976 (Maryland)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 73907 5/7/1947 Manners can be fun: Part 1: How do you do? ; We get up ; Before you know it ; Towels and clothes ; At the table ; Listening ; We say please ; Excuse me Frank Luther author  
Decca 73908 5/7/1947 Part 2: Fair play ; The whineys ; Smash, rip, ruin ; Toys belong in boxes ; Animals have feelings ; Goodbye and thank you ; When it is bedtime ; Having good manners Frank Luther author  
Decca 74436 12/28/1947 Part 1: Health can be fun ; We must eat some things ; Milk makes muscles ; I like bread ; If we want to be healthy ; Scrub and scrub and scrub Frank Luther author  
Decca 74437 12/28/1947 Part 2: When we get our teeth ; Let's go to the dentist ; Brush, brush ; How we can get a cold ; When we feel hot ; The doctor is your friend ; Staying healthy Frank Luther author  


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