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Marc Brown (born November 25, 1946 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American writer of children's books. He writes as well as illustrates his Arthur books; He is best-known for that series and its spin-offs. He currently lives in Hingham, Massachusetts. The names of his two sons, Tolon and Tucker, have been hidden in all of the Arthur books except for one. He also has a daughter named Eliza, whose name appears hidden in at least one book. He is also a Daytime Emmy award winner; The Arthur TV series adapted from the books was named number 1 on PBS for three years. (1997, 2000, 2001)

The Arthur books are about situations that children often face. In their book Beyond Picture Books for which Deborah Hatzig's Little Witch’s Big Night and Happy Birthday, Little Witch were selected, Barbara Barstow and Judith Riggle said that Brown's "friendly watercolor illustrations" in the former "take away all fear." Brown's illustrations are mainly done in watercolor and pencil. In some of the Arthur books, Brown hides the names of his three children in the illustration. (Tolon, Tucker, and Eliza)

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