This American author and illustrator changed the spelling of his name (from Mark) in 1956 in honor of the painter Marc Chagall. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and worked a variety of jobs--including truck driver and chicken farmer--before beginning his career as a creator of children's books. Best known for his series of books featuring Arthur the Aardvark, Brown has also collaborated with his wife, Laurene Krasny Brown, on a number of non-fiction books for children.
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To prove that he can take care of a pet, Arthur sets up business as a pet-sitter, but he soon finds himself caring for a lively menagerie of pets--from an ant farm, to a mischievous dog, to a boa constrictor. Original.