Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was born in 1832. His most famous works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequels Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871). He died in 1898.
Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, Denmark, in 1805. His Fairy Tales, the first children's stories of their kind, published in instalments from 1835 until his death in 1875, have been translated into more than a hundred languages and adapted for every kind of media.
Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester, England, in 1849, and moved to America in 1865 where she launched a literary career that produced over forty books including A Little Princess (1905) and The Secret Garden (1911). Frances died in 1924.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1874. Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908, was her first novel and has remained in print the world over ever since. Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.