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'Junie B. Jones' author Barbara Park dies of ovarian cancer

Nov. 18, 2013 at 8:31 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- New Jersey-born Barbara Park, author of the "Junie B. Jones" series of children's books, has died after a long battle with ovarian cancer, WebProNews reported.

She was 66.

Among her best-selling titles are "Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth" and "Junie B., First Grader [at last!]"

Park and her husband, Richard, divided their time between homes in Arizona and Long Beach Island, N.J. in recent years.

"These days, Richard and I divide our time between the desert and the ocean. In the words of Junie B. Jones, I'm a lucky duck," she had said on the Random House publishing website.

WebProNews did not say Park was when she died Friday.

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