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John Peterson (1924 - 2002) was an American author of children's books during the 20th century. He is best known as the creator of The Littles, which began as a series of books in 1967, later adapted into a long-running animated cartoon series by DiC Entertainment. Peterson was also the author of The Secret Hide-Out, a popular Scholastic Books title in the 1960s and 1970s.

John Lawrence Peterson was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania on February 10, 1924, and attended Pratt Institute before volunteering and serving as a paratrooper of the 11th Airborne Division in World War II. After the war he returned to Pratt Institute and graduated in 1948. He lived in the Clinton Hill district of Brooklyn, New York with his wife Holly (Simmonds), also a Pratt graduate, where he had sons John Christopher, Matthew James, and Joel David Barnes, and a daughter Elizabeth Holly. Peterson later moved to Hankins, New York. His son Chris had nine children who have since produced seven great-grandchildren. Peterson died in November 2002 at the age of seventy-eight.

John Peterson was an illustrator for advertising and magazines for two decades before writing his first book, Tony's Treasure Hunt, later renamed Terry's Treasure Hunt. Another great Peterson title is How to Write Codes and Send Secret Messages featuring such timeless tricks as mirror writing, the reverse mirror code, and the use of invisible ink.

During his lifetime he spoke at US elementary schools, volunteered for the Boy Scout and directed a Sunday school class with his wife Holly at an Episcopal church.

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Total Books: 179
The Littles Go Exploring
2019 - The Littles Go Exploring (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781338309966
ISBN-10: 133830996X
Genre: Children's Books
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The Littles and the Trash Tinies
2019 - The Littles and the Trash Tinies (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781338309973
ISBN-10: 1338309978
Genre: Children's Books
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The Littles Take a Trip
2019 - The Littles Take a Trip (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781338309980
ISBN-10: 1338309986
Genre: Children's Books
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2018 Greatest Pop  Movie Hits Piano Book
2018 - 2018 Greatest Pop Movie Hits Piano Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781717562876
ISBN-10: 1717562876
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Ed Sheeran The Best Easy Piano
2018 - Ed Sheeran the Best Easy Piano (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781717135032
ISBN-10: 171713503X
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Mind Truth and Teleology An Introduction to Scholastic Philosophy
Parochial Global Europe 21st Century Trade Politics
The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century
2013 - The European Commission of the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199599523
ISBN-10: 0199599521
Genres: Law, Politics & Social Sciences
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Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy
2013 - Introduction to Thomistic Philosophy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780761859864
ISBN-10: 0761859861
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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In Praise of Phrases A collection of amusing and surprising stories about the people  and events behind our familiar sayings cliches catchphrases and proverbs
Introductory Technical Mathematics
2012 - Introductory Technical Mathematics (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781111542016
ISBN-10: 1111542015
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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The European Union How Does it Work
2012 - The European Union How Does It Work [New European Union Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780199570805
ISBN-10: 0199570809
Genres: Nonfiction, Law
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Darkest Before Dawn U-482 and the Sinking of Empire Heritage 1944
Building a Foundation in Mathematics
The Littles and the Big Storm
2008 - The Littles and the Big Storm (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780606079945
ISBN-10: 0606079947
Genre: Children's Books
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Aquinas A New Introduction
2008 - Aquinas a New Introduction (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780761841043
ISBN-10: 0761841040
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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News of the Day
2007 - News of the Day (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780978959739
ISBN-10: 0978959736
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Trinity Of Health And Fitness The
2006 - Trinity of Health and Fitness The [Transformetrics the Ultimate Training System] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781932458466
ISBN-10: 1932458468
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Economic Effects of Recent Increases in Energy Prices
2006 - Economic Effects of Recent Increases in Energy Prices (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780160766756
ISBN-10: 0160766753
Genre: Business & Money
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Ultimate Isometric Power Challenge  Anytime Anywhere Total Strength and Fitness for Men and Women
The Littles Have a Merry Christmas
2003 - The Littles Have a Merry Christmas [Littles First Readers] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780439424981
ISBN-10: 0439424984
Genre: Children's Books
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2003 - Littles Have a Merry Christmas [Littles First Readers Paperback] (Other)
2003 - The Littles Do Their Homework [Littles First Reader] (Paperback)
2003 - The Littles Have a Happy Valentine's Day [Littles First Reader] (Paperback)
2003 - The Littles Get Lost [Littles First Readers] (Paperback)
2002 - The Littles and the Summer Storm [Littles First Readers] (Paperback)
2002 - The Littles Go on a Hike [Littles First Reader, Bk 7] (Paperback)
2001 - The Littles Get Trapped [Littles First Readers, Bk 4] (Paperback)
2001 - Littles Go to School [Littles] (Other)
2001 - Littles and the Big Blizzard [Littles First Readers Paperback] (Other)
2001 - Littles Go Around the World [Littles First Readers Paperback] (Other)
2001 - Littles Makes a Friend [Littles First Readers Paperback] (Other)
2001 - The Littles and the Big Blizzard [Littles First Readers, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2000 - The Littles Make a Friend [Littles First Readers, Bk 1] (Paperback)
2000 - The Littles Go Around the World [Littles First Readers] (Paperback)
1999 - The Littles to the Rescue [Littles] (Other)
1999 - Littles Give a Party [Littles] (Other)
1999 - The Littles [Little Apple] (Other)
1999 - The Littles Have a Wedding [Littles] (Other)
1994 - The Littles and the Big Storm [Littles, Bk 9] (Paperback)
1994 - The Littles Go to School [Littles, Bk 11] (Paperback)
1993 - The Littles Give a Party [Littles, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1993 - The Littles Go Exploring [Littles, Bk 8] (Paperback)
1993 - The Littles Have a Wedding [Littles, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1993 - The Littles to the Rescue [Littles, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1993 - The Littles [Littles, Bk 1] (Paperback)
1991 - The Littles and the Lost Children [Littles, Bk 12] (Paperback)
1987 - Littles (Paperback)
1982 - Littles [R] (Paperback)
1981 - The Littles and Their Friends [Littles, Bk 10] (Paperback)
1972 - The Littles to the Rescue [Littles, Bk 3] (Paperback)
The Littles and the Secret Letter [Littles First Readers] (Other)
Littles Do Their Homework [Littles First Readers] (Other)
Introduction to Scholastic Realism [New Perspectives in Philosophical Scholarship: Texts and Issues] (Hardcover)
Understanding Decision-making in the European Union [Department of Politics Working Papers] (Paperback)