Barbara Park's Death

Born (Birthday) 19470421

Death Date November 15, 2013

Age of Death 66 years

Cause of Death Ovarian Cancer

Profession Children's Author

The children’s author Barbara Park died at the age of 66 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American children’s author who is best known for her beloved Junie B. Jones series. Her other popular children’s books include Beanpole and Almost Starring Skinnybones.

She was born in New Jersey to Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She later had two sons, Steven and David, with her husband, Richard A. Park. Sadly, she died in her mid-sixties of ovarian cancer.



“There are those who believe that the value of a children’s book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. In fact, I happen to think that’s huge.” (Barbara Park)


“There are many reluctant young readers who haven’t yet found books that make them laugh.” (Barbara Park)


“I find the term ‘perfect child’ to be an oxymoron.” (Barbara Park)


“I wasn’t that over-the-top, but I got sent to the principal in first grade for talking. And my father was for a long time the president of the Board of Education. That was always a hard note to bring home.” (Barbara Park)


“For 20 years I’ve gotten to laugh my way through my work. For me, that’s a dream job.” (Barbara Park)