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Marylin Hafner


Marylin Hafner

Marylin Hafner was one of the most prolific illustrators, illustrating more than 100 children’s books. Among her celebrated works are IT'S CHRISTMAS!, IT'S THANKSGIVING! and IT'S HALLOWEEN! by children's Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky. She was also well-known for her comic strip “Molly and Emmett," which ran in Ladybug magazine. 

Hafner was born in Erasmus Heights in Brooklyn, New York, the youngest of four children. She was married twice, first to Harvey Cushman, for 17 years until his death in 1965. In 1969, she married painter Rudy de Reyna, but divorced him seven years later.

For her last 30 years, she lived in Cambridge in Boston, Massachusetts, until her death.

Marylin Hafner

Books by Marylin Hafner

Written by Jack Prelutsky, Illustrated by Marylin Hafner - Picture, Poetry

These fourteen silly, sweet poems by nationally bestselling author Jack Prelutsky are perfect for Valentine's Day. This Level 4 I Can Read title is ideal for readers who are ready for wordplay, exciting themes, and fun vocabulary words!

Written by Jack Prelutsky, Illustrated by Marylin Hafner - Children's, Holiday, Poetry

Funny poems for beginning readers to put you in the Christmas spirit!