Margaret de Angeli
- Marguerite Lofft was born in Lapeer, Michigan on March 14, 1889.
- In 1908 she met her future husband, John Daily de Angeli and married him two years later.
- In 1922 she was hired to illustrate school papers for Presbyterian and Baptist schools. Her success with illustrating led her to try her own book.
- It would be thirteen years later, in 1935, that she published her first book, Ted and Nina Go to the Grocery Store.
- When The Door in the Wall won a Newbery Medal in 1950, she was overwhelmed "This honor was so far beyond my wildest dream that I could hardly keep my feet on the ground."
- In 1971 she composed her autobiography, Butter at the Old Price.
- In 1979, the Governer of Michigan declared her 90th birthday to be Marguerite de Angeli Day. Two years later, the public library was renamed Marguerite de Angeli Branch Library.
- Marguerite de Angeli died on June 16, 1987 after a long and illustrious career as a children's author and illustrator.
Website dedicated to the author: http://www.deangeli.lapeer.org/Life/index.html