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Rebecca Sophia Clarke

Sophie May

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Rebecca Sophia Clarke (February 22, 1833 - August 16, 1906) was an American author of children's fiction. She wrote under the penname Sophie May and had 45 published works between 1860 and 1903. The most successful were the Little Prudy series of books.

She was born the third daughter, and fourth of six children to Asa and Sophia (Bates) Clarke in Norridgewock, Maine, where she was educated at the Female Academy of Norridgewock.

Her sister Sarah Clarke also wrote children's fiction under the pen name of Penn Shirley.


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