Two things suggest that Arthur, the loveable star of children’s books and the PBS series, may not be so fictitious after all: 1) Kids are known to call Marc Brown’s house looking for their bespectacled friend and 2) Brown’s third grade class picture -- according to many, a dead-ringer for the aardvark himself.
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Also Known As:
Marc Tolan Brown
Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1946
Place of Birth:
M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969
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From our Editors: "Arthur, the lovable aardvark, has been around for 25 years! He's certainly changed over the years, and this anniversary edition of the first Arthur Adventure shows readers how. Here's the terrific, classic story of Arthur's search for a new nose -- with lots of extras. This special edition also includes brand-new pages of fun facts about Arthur and all his friends, a letter from author Marc Brown describing the evolution of Arthur, as well as photos from Brown's personal archives, and more. It's a must-have for every Arthur fan!"