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

'Junie B. Jones' author Barbara Park dies of ovarian cancer
Image courtesy of the "Junie B. Jones" website.

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.

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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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