Roger Hargreaves

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Children's Author
Date of Birth May 9, 1935
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Sep 11, 1988 (53)
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Charles Roger Hargreaves was an English author and illustrator of children's books, best remembered for the Mr. Men and Little Miss series, intended for very young readers. The simple and humorous stories, with brightly coloured, boldly drawn illustrations, have been part of popular culture since 1971, with sales of over 85 million copies worldwide in 20 languages.

Born: Charles Roger Hargreaves, May 09, 1935, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England
Died: September 11, 1988, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Pen name: Roger Hargreaves
Occupation: author, illustrator
Period: 1971–1988
Genre: Fantasy
Subject: Children's Literature
Notable works: Mr. Men, Little Miss, Timbuctoo
Notable awards: Best Books of the Year 1983
Spouse: Christine Hargreaves
Children: Adam, Giles, Sophie, Amelia
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About Roger Hargreaves

Celebrated children's author who wrote the Mr. Men and Little Miss books and received the Best Books of the Year award in 1983. His other book series include Timbuctoo and Walter Worm.

Before Fame

He worked at his father's dry cleaning business and later secured a design position at a London firm. He published his debut bestselling work, Mr. Tickle, in 1971.


His brightly illustrated and humorous children's books sold more than 85 million copies and were published in twenty different languages.

Family Life

He was born in West Yorkshire, England to Alfred and Ethel Hargreaves. He and his wife, Christine, became parents to two sons and two daughters (Adam, Giles, Sophie, and Amelia).


His Mr. Men and Little Miss characters were featured in a 1990s UK cartoon that starred the voice of Geoffrey Palmer .

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