Roger Hargreaves - British author of children's books, born 1935, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England, died 12 September 1988, Kent, England. His most famous creations were the Mr Men series of books, with the first - Mr Tickle - being written in 1971. In all he wrote and illustrated 43 Mr Men books, and a further 30 books in the Little Miss series. More than 100m books have been sold, making Roger Hargreaves the second best-selling author to Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.

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Official Mr. Men Website
History of the characters, games, news, and silly facts.
BBC News: Mr Men set for comeback
The most successful children's characters in the world - the Mr Men - are to be revived in a series of books written by the original author's son. (January 21, 2003)
BBC News: Mr Men celebrate 30 years
The Mr Men books turn 30, after selling 100m books and boasting a licensing agreement worth £130m. (October 29, 2001)
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