Margaret Goff Clark (1913–2003) was a celebrated American author, recognized for her contributions to children’s literature. Born on March 7, 1913, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, she pursued her education at the State Teachers College in Buffalo. In 1937, she married Charles R. Clark, marking the beginning of a new chapter in her life.

Clark’s literary career began with the publication of her first book, “The Mystery of Seneca Hill,” in 1961. This book, published by Franklin Watts, set the stage for her future successes as a children’s author. However, it was her 1969 novel, “Freedom Crossing,” published by Funk & Wagnalls, that earned her widespread acclaim. This historical novel, which revolves around the Underground Railroad, became particularly notable for its educational and engaging approach to a significant chapter in American history.

In 1995, Clark delved into the world of science and nature with her book “The Threatened Florida Black Bear,” published by Cobblehill Books. This work not only educated young readers about wildlife and conservation but also earned recognition as an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K–12 by the National Science Teachers Association in the same year.

Margaret Goff Clark passed away on October 6, 2003, in Santa Monica, California. Her legacy as an author of children’s books is defined by her ability to blend historical and scientific themes with storytelling, making complex topics accessible and engaging for younger audiences. Her works, especially “Freedom Crossing,” continue to be cherished by readers and educators alike for their educational value and storytelling craft.

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  • 1980 Signed First Edition: Who Stole Kathy Young? by Margaret Goff Clark

    Who Stole Kathy Young? by Margaret Goff Clark is a mystery novel published in 1980. The story revolves around the disappearance of a young girl named Kathy Young and the subsequent investigation to find her. The book is written in a classic whodunit style, with multiple suspects and twists and turns throughout the plot. The first edition of the book is signed by the author and is in excellent condition, making it a valuable collectible for fans of the genre.

    Who Stole Kathy Young? is a gripping and well-written mystery novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The author’s attention to detail and skillful character development make for a compelling and engaging read. Fans of classic mystery novels will appreciate the book’s intricate plot and clever twists, while those new to the genre will find it to be an excellent introduction to the world of mystery fiction. With its rare first edition signed by the author, this book is a must-have for collectors and fans alike.