C3 William Rossa Cole
  • August 8, 2000
    William Rossa Cole
    NEW YORK (AP) -- William Rossa Cole, an anthologist, editor and writer of children's books, died Thursday. He was 80.

    Cole was author, co-author, editor or co-editor of more than 75 books, including about 50 anthologies.

    ``I Went to the Animal Fair: A Book of Animal Poems,'' an anthology for children that Cole edited, was named a notable book of 1958 by the American Library Association.

    Cole also edited ``Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls: Poems'' and ``The Birds and Beasts Were There: Animal Poems,'' which were honored by the library association in 1964 and 1965, respectively.

    Cole served in the infantry in Europe during World War II. He rose to sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart.
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