Aileen Lucia Fisher
(September 9, 1906 – December 2, 2002) was an American
writer of more than a hundred children's books
, including poetry, picture books
in verse, prose about nature and America, biographies, Bible-themed books, plays, and articles for magazines and journals. Her poems have been anthologized many times and are frequently used in textbooks. In 1978 she was awarded the second National Council of Teachers of English
Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Born in Michigan, Fisher moved to Colorado as an adult and lived there for the rest of her life.
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