Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dies age 66

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Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dies age 66

Nov 18 2013

Barbara Park, author of the Junie B. Jones series, died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by Random House Books for Young Readers. She was a longtime resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., where she lived with her husband, Richard, and raised two sons. Park wrote more than 30 illustrated chapter books featuring unlikely heroine Junie B. Jones.

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