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Michael Ballantyne
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Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 24th of April 1825
Died on 8th of February 1894

Born 1825. Died 1894 - Scottish children's writer.

A nephew of James and John Ballantyne, he joined the Hudsonís Bay Company in 1841, working as a clerk at the Red River Settlement in northern Canada, before returning to Edinburgh in 1848. His childrenís adventure stories include The Young Fur Traders (1856), The Coral Island (1858) and The Dog Crusoe (1861).

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