The children’s author Norton Juster died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
An American author of children’s books, he was best known for The Phantom Tollbooth (1961) and The Dot and the Line (1963). His later works include Otter Nonsense (1982) and The Odious Ogre (2010).
He was born in New York City to a Jewish family of Romanian and Polish descent. Both his father and his brother were also architects. He eventually settled in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife, Jeanne.
How did Norton Juster die?
Juster died on March 8, 2021, at his home in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was 91, and suffered from complications of a stroke prior to his death.
I think really good books can be read by anybody.Norton Juster
A good book written for children can be read by adults.Norton Juster
I write best in the morning, and I can only write for about half a day, that’s about it.Norton Juster
I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth.Norton Juster
The only other thing which I think is important is: Don’t write a book or start a book with the expectation of communicating a message in a very important way.Norton Juster