Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: Harrisburg, Dauphin County
A writer of historical books for children, Robin Moore was born in Harrisburg.
Children’s literature author Ruth Nulton Moore was born in Easton in 1923. After a career in education, Moore began writing for children in 1965 and published prolifically until Parkinson’s disease ended her writing. Moore passed away in Bethlehem in 2001.
Ruth Nulton Moore was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, on June 19, 1923. Her parents were Jacob Wesley Nulton, a dentist, and Stella Houck Nulton. In 1946, she married Carl L. Moore, a professor of accounting and a writer, with whom she had two children, Carl Nulton and Stephen Eric.
Moore received an A.B. from Bucknell University in 1944 and an M.A. from Columbia University in 1945. In 1946, she went on to do further graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh.
Moore worked as a public school teacher of English and social studies in Easton, Pennsylvania, from 1946-1950 and as a high school English and social studies teacher in Detroit, Michigan, in 1952. In 1965, Moore found her true calling when she became a freelance writer and began to write children’s literature. Since then, she published 21 children’s novels.
Moore was named to the C.S. Lewis Honor Book List in 1983 for her story, “Danger in the Pines.” Moore lived on a small farm in Bethlehem until her death on September 23, 2001, of Parkinson’s disease.
Frisky the Playful Pony. Oceanside: Criterion, 1966.
Hiding the Bell. Westminster: Westminster. 1968.
The Ghost Bird Mystery. Scottdale: Herald Press, 1977.