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Howard R. Garis was born in 1873 in Binghamton, New York. A popular author and journalist, he wrote many mystery and adventure books for children, as well as newspaper and magazine stories. His very first Uncle Wiggily story was published in The Newark News in January 1910, and was an immediate success. For the next fifty years, a new Uncle Wiggily adventure appeared almost daily, and the series was nationally syndicated. Howard Garis died in 1962
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Uncle Wiggily's Story Book 605 copies, 2 reviews
Tom Swift & His Motor Cycle (ghostwriter) 153 copies, 1 review
Tom Swift and His Airship (ghostwriter) 149 copies
Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat (ghostwriter) 127 copies, 2 reviews
Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat (ghostwriter) 90 copies, 3 reviews
Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders (ghostwriter) 88 copies
Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers (ghostwriter) 80 copies, 1 review
Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle (ghostwriter) 73 copies
Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera (ghostwriter) 67 copies, 1 review
Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone (ghostwriter) 67 copies
Uncle Wiggily's Travels 42 copies, 3 reviews
Uncle Wiggily's Happy Days 38 copies, 1 review
Tom Swift and His Chest of Secrets (ghostwriter) 31 copies
Sammie and Susie Littletail 29 copies, 1 review
Uncle Wiggily 4 copies
Mostly Mary 2 copies
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Howard R. Garis was a reporter for the Evening News in Newark, New Jersey. He, along with his wife, Lilian, also a writer and the first newspaperwoman in New Jersey, and their two grown children, wrote adventure stores under various names for juvenile literature syndicator Edward L. Stratemeyer. Fortune magazine dubbed then "The Writing Garises" in 1934. They wrote more than 500 titles, and all or part of a dozen series, including Tom Swift, The Bobbsey Twins, and Baseball Joe. E. M. Scudder asked Garis to write children's stories for the Evening News, and these became the Uncle Wiggily Longears series, which Lilian Garis continued after her husband's death in 1962. [adapted from Favorite Uncle Wiggily Animal Bedtime Stores, introduction (1998)]
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