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Peacocks and Raccoons in Sunshine Canyon

11 Oct

Children's author Aileen Fisher

Did you know that beloved children’s author Aileen Fisher lived in Boulder and Sunshine Canyon?   She first lived in Boulder during the Depression in the 1930s, then moved to Sunshine Canyon about five years later.

In this excerpt from an oral history from our archive, you can hear Ms. Fisher talk about two pheasants and a raccoon who were part of her household.

Aileen Fisher excerpt

During her career writing verse and stories for children, she wrote more than 100 books. Ms. Fisher died in 2002 at the age of 96.

Did you or your children have a favorite book by Aileen Fisher?

You can listen to the entire oral history of Aileen Fisher talking about her personal and professional life on our online oral history digital archive, www.boulderlibrary.org/oralhistory.

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