Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: DuBois, Clearfield County
Moore wrote Certainly, Carrie, Cut the Cake: Poems A to Z (1971) and many other books with her husband, John Travers Moore.
Children’s author and librarian Margaret Moore was born in DuBois in 1903. She was a librarian all her adult life and collaborated with her husband in the creation of children’s books. She died in 1984.
Margaret R. Moore was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania, in 1903. Her parents were George Francis Rumberger and Euphrasia Means Rumberger. Moore married John Travers Moore, a poet and author, and they settled in Ohio. She earned her BS and LS from Syracuse University. She was a librarian at the University of Dayton and then at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Moore wrote most of her books with her husband John, the majority of which were children’s books. Some of these books include: Here Kitty (1966) and Certainly, Carrie, Cut the Cake: Poems A to Z (1971). In addition to her many books, she also wrote about 80 poems, articles, and stories for juvenile and other magazines.
Sing Along Sary. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1951.
Little Saints. St. Meinrad, IN: Grail Press, 1953.
Big Saints. St. Meinrad, IN: Grail Press, 1954.
The Three Tripps. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1959.
On Cherry Tree Hill. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1960.
They Saw Him Fly. Racine, WI: Albert Whitman, 1966.
Here Kitty. Racine, WI: Albert Whitman, 1966.
The Little Band and the Inaugural Parade. Chicago: Albert Whitman, 1968.
Pepito’s Speech at the United Nations. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1971.
Certainly, Carrie, Cut the Cake: Poems A to Z. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1971.
“Margaret R. Moore” The Gale Literary Database: Contemporary Authors Online. 6 Dec. 2000. 4 Mar. 2001. <http://www.galenet.com>.