Forgotten Author of the Week - Janette Sebring Lowrey

We all know Lowrey's books, or at least one of them. The Poky Little Puppy has been a classic for over sixty years, filling homes and children's hearts. Lowrey, who lived in Texas, wrote mostly teen fiction for Harper & Row in the 40's and 50's. Her 1950 novel Margaret inspired an early television show starring a young Annette Funicello. However, none of her books reached the acclaim that was and still is The Poky Little Puppy. She always said how amazed she was that such a little book would define his career as an author. If just one book is still in print after sixty-four years, then I call that a successful author. I wish I had a photo to share with you, but there don't appear to be any of her, only the illustrator.

Addendum: The great-granddaghter of Janette Sebring Lowrey, contacted me to inform of a number of factual errors in the original post (which have been changed thusly). I am not sure how or why the assumption was made that Janette was male, but it was and therefore was incorrect. In my defense I personally know two females named Mikal, a girl named Jenson (doesn't son imply a boy?), and a number of other gender neutral names so somehow, all these years ago, I got my facts seriously twisted. Thanks Natalie Anne.

As part of my research I ran across the "creepy" reading of The Poky Little Puppy and I thought my readers may enjoy such an interesting twist on a classic story.