On December 16, 1927, Sandol Stoddard was born to parents, Carlos French and Caroline (Harris) Stoddard. She took up and finished a Bachelor of Arts degree at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She went on to do her graduate work at San Francisco State College.
At 22 years old, she married Felix M. Warburg. They had five sons and were married for 17 years. She was married to Peter R. Goethals from 1984 until his death in 2000.
She was known as a contemporary author. Let’s get to know her more through some of her works:
A Child’s First Bible (1990)
This is a book for children. She tells the forty well-loved stories from Protestant, Catholic and Jewish traditions. She writes it a clear manner and condenses it effectively. This book of hers also has full page illustrations that are beautifully made.
God’s Little House (1984)
This is another juvenile fiction that she wrote to encourage children to develop the love for biblical stories. This was published by Paulist Press.
The Hospice Movement (1978)
This is the book she wrote in New York about the way terminally ill people should be treated. It’s about the alternative options to the high technology nightmare that was once a practice in caring for the terminally ill.
On the Way Home (1973)
This is her book about the adventures of a boy with his companion that is a bear. Another fiction but surely, written with passion and tells a moral lesson.
Curl Up Small (1964)
This is a charming book about the relationship between mothers and babies in the animal kingdom. It ends with the very touching illustrations of the human mother and baby that everyone can truly relate.
These are just some of her written work. Though she was more well known for her best-selling book that is still in print today, I Like You.