Marc Tolon Brown (born November 25, 1946) is an American writer of children's books. He writes as well as illustrates his Arthur books, and is best known for that series and its spin-offs. The names of his two sons, Tolon Adam and Tucker Eliot, have been hidden in all of the Arthur books except for one. He also has a daughter named Eliza Morgan, whose name appears hidden in at least two books. He is a Daytime Emmy award winner; the Arthur TV series adapted from the books was named number ONE on PBS for three years (1997, 2000, 2001). He currently lives in Hingham, Massachusetts. Brown's well-known character Arthur Read, an aardvark, was 'born one night when Brown was telling a bedtime story to his son'_.
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