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Belated birthday party for Stonington author Jim Henry

By Dana Jensen

Publication: The Day

Published April 20. 2013 4:00AM   Updated April 20. 2013 3:44PM
Dana Jensen/The Day
A cardboard cutout of author Jim Henry stands at Froyo World, a frozen yogurt shop in Mystic, during a party Friday on what would have been Henry's 100th birthday. Marlisa McLaughlin, center, of Pawcatuck, Henry's granddaughter, gives Beth King of Westerly a hug after King, a former teacher, tells her how intrigued she has been by Henry's story. Henry, of Stonington, was in his mid 90s before he learned to read and write and at age 99 wrote the book "In a Fisherman's Language." Froyo World is donating a portion of Friday's sales to the National Literacy Foundation in honor of Henry.

A cardboard cutout of author Jim Henry stands at Froyo World, a frozen yogurt shop in Mystic, during a party Friday on what would have been Henry's 100th birthday. Marlisa McLaughlin, center, of Pawcatuck, Henry's granddaughter, gives Beth King of Westerly a hug after King, a former teacher, tells her how intrigued she has been by Henry's story. Henry, of Stonington, was in his mid 90s before he learned to read and write and at age 99 wrote the book "In a Fisherman's Language." Froyo World is donating a portion of Friday's sales to the National Literacy Foundation in honor of Henry.

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