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Born on October 5, in 1913, Gene Zion attended the New School of Social Research and the Pratt Institute. In 1948, he married artist Margaret Bloy Graham, who then collaborated with him on all his picture books. When their marriage ended in 1968, Zion also ended his career as an author. Zion is best known for his creation of the rascally dog, Harry, who appears in such books as HARRY THE DIRTY DOG and HARRY BY THE SEA. He died in 1975.

Books by Gene Zion

Harry and the Guinea Pig

The beloved classic character, Harry the Dirty Dog, returns for a brand-new picture book adventure!

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Harry By The Sea

Harry, the black and white dog with a nose for mischeif, is back!

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Harry The Dirty Dog

The perfect recipe for children's picture book classic - a mischievous mutt and bathtime.

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