Palmer Cox (April 28, 1840 – July 24, 1924)
was a Canadian illustrator and author,
for the fictional creatures known as
the "Brownies his series of humorous verse
books and comic strips about the mischievous
but kindhearted fairy-like sprites.
The cartoons were published in several books,
such as The Brownies, Their Book (1887).
Palmer Cox is famous the world over for his
delightful children's books .
" His inspiration for the Brownies came from
the Scottish folklore that still survived in
and around Granby, Quebec, where he was born in 1840.
Cox learned these folktales from his mother which
featured the Brownies, or little members of the fairie
or goblin world: "imaginary sprites who delight in harmless pranks and helpful deeds. They work and sport
while weary households sleep, and never allow
themselves to be seen by mortal eyes.
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