Sandra Keith Boynton, born on April 3, 1953, is an American children’s author, songwriter, music producer, and illustrator. She is known for her extensive works and has written and illustrated over 50 books for children and adults. She attended Germantown Friends School and then Yale University, majoring in English. Boynton graduated college in 1974 and then attended the University of California, Berkeley, for a year before transferring to Yale School of Drama. She, however, chose to not pursue her career in theater and is today identified as a phenomenal educator. Join us as we celebrate her special day today!
Sandra Keith Boynton
April 3, 1953
Sandra Keith Boynton is a successful author, illustrator, songwriter, music producer, and humorist. She is an Aries, born on April 3, 1953, in Orange, New Jersey. She was raised in Mount Airy, Philadelphia. She is the third of four daughters born to Jeanne and Robert Boynton, who was a progressive educator, scholar, publisher, and co-founder of Boynton/Cook Publishers.
Boyton’s career features greeting cards and books she wrote and designed. It also features productions in theater and music. Boynton’s distinctive humorous cards for Recycled Paper Greetings were at the frontier of the Alternative Cards movement of the mid-‘70s. Almost 500 million copies of these cards were sold between 1973 and 2003. In 1977, Boynton released the children’s book “Hippos Go Berserk!” Since then, the author has released over 70 children’s books, including “Moo, Baa, La La La!”(1982), which made the All-Time Bestselling Children’s Books list. In addition to this, Boynton has also released multiple general market books, and her books have sold over 60 million copies. Boynton began writing songs in 1996 and received a Grammy nomination in 2003 for ‘Philadelphia Chickens.’ Some of her albums have been certified gold by the R.I.A.A. The author has also produced several theatrical plays, including “The Quotable Assassin” (2006), an off-off-Broadway play written by her son.
Boynton married an Olympic Bronze medalist and Yale graduate Jamie McEwan from 1978 until he died in 2014. They had four children before his passing. Boynton shares her success with her children, friends, and family.
Boynton releases her children’s book, “Hippos Go Berserk!”
Boynton publishes “Moo, Baa, La La La!” which becomes an all-time children’s bestseller.
Boynton directs her son’s off-off-Broadway play, “The Quotable Assassin.”
Boynton produces a music video for ‘One Shoe Blues.’
Why We Love Sandra Boynton
Boynton is talented in every niche she ventures into. She is proof that we don’t have to be one thing.
She imparts knowledge
Through her music, books, cartoons, and illustrations, Boyton imparts knowledge to different generations. She’s a great and inspirational teacher.
She’s an entrepreneur
Apart from books, music, cartoons, and illustrations, Boyton has designed everything from calendars to beddings, jewelry, plush toys, etc., for various companies. She’s a versatile entrepreneur.
5 Surprising Facts
Her father was her teacher
At Germantown Friends School, Boynton’s father, Robert, was the English teacher and the head of the department.
She studied Latin
For five years, Boynton studied Latin.
She is a Quaker
Boynton’s parents raised her to follow the Quaker faith.
She was a singer
Boynton sang with the Yale Glee Club.
Her children sang for “Philadelphia Chickens”
Boynton’s children sang on the “Philadelphia Chickens” book and music C.D. combination.
Sandra Boynton FAQs
Who is Boyton’s publisher
Boynton has used various publishers over time, one of which is Workman Publishing.
What ages are Boynton’s books for?
Boynton has books for children ages three to five and adults.
Who illustrated the “Going to Bed Book?”
Boynton illustrated it.
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