Swain, Ruth (1951 - )

Genre: Children's Literature

Children's author Ruth Freeman Swain was born on May 25, 1951 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and lives now in East Blue Hill, Maine. She graduated from Vassar College in 1973. In addition to writing, she's also worked at book stores, sold antique jewelry, and was a nursery school teacher.

Selected Bibliography

  • Bedtime! (1999, illus. Cat Bowman Smith), a picture book that's a 'quirky, informative look at beds through the ages'
  • Hairdo, What We Do and Did to Our Hair (2002, illus. Cat Bowman Smith)
  • How Sweet It Is (and Was): A History of Candy (2003, illus. John O'Brien)
  • Underwear: What We Wear Under There, a history of underwear (2007, illus. John O'Brien).