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James Otis Kaler

Contributed by South Portland Public Library

James Otis Kaler was a journalist who in 1902 became superintendent of South Portland schools. In 1880-1881, he serialized the story of Toby Tyler in Harper's Young People Magazine. It was a literary success. Subsequently, Kaler (under the pseudonym James Otis) wrote over 175 children's books.

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  • Title: James Otis Kaler
  • Creator: Pillsbury, Ruth
  • Creation Date: 1975
  • Subject Date: 1902
  • Town: South Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: acrylic painting
  • Dimensions: 58 cm x 50 cm
  • Collection: James Otis Kaler Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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