Padraic Colum

 Padraic  Colum

Padraic Colum was born in 1881 in Longford, Ireland. He was a natural storyteller, with a poetic cadence and musical tempo running through all of his children's stories, which have been cherished for generations. In 1961, the Catholic Literary Society honored him with the Regina Medal for his contribution to children's literature. He passed away in 1972, leaving behind a great legacy of story collections that continue to amaze and thrill readers today.