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Eleanor Frances Lattimore (June 30, 1904, Shanghai, ChinamarkerMay 12, 1986, Raleighmarker, North Carolinamarker) was an Americanmarker author and illustrator born in what was called the American Compound in Shanghai and raised in Chinamarker where her father, David Lattimore, taught English at a Chinese government university. She was the sister of poet and classics translator Richmond Lattimore and China expert Owen Lattimore.

Lattimore came to the United Statesmarker in 1920 after her father became a professor of Chinese Studies at Dartmouth Collegemarker. She studied art in Oaklandmarker, Californiamarker, Bostonmarker, and New York Citymarker and worked for several years as a freelance artist. But she became known as the author and illustrator of more than fifty popular children's books. A number of her stories are based on her experiences growing up in China. Her first book, Little Pear, is considered a children's classic.

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