'Clifford the Big Red Dog' creator Norman Bridwell dies at 86

December 17, 2014 6:24 AM

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Author and illustrator Norman Bridwell died on Friday, Dec. 12, in Martha’s Vineyard at age 86. His publisher, Scholastic, announced the news Tuesday, but did not give a cause of death.

Bridwell was best known for creating the Clifford the Big Red Dog book series. First published in 1963, Bridwell eventually wrote and illustrated more than 150 Clifford titles. The series has been translated into 13 languages, and sold 129 million copies. Moreover, the lovable canine also found a ho...

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