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Judith Kerr, author of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea,' dies

Posted May 23, 2019 5:57 a.m. EDT

— Author Judith Kerr, best known for the children's book "The Tiger Who Came to Tea," has died aged 95.

Kerr was born in Berlin in 1923 and moved to England aged 10 as the Nazi party came to power in Germany.

She worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC in addition to writing and illustrating books.

"Judith Kerr was a wonderful and inspiring person who was much loved by everyone at HarperCollins," said Charlie Redmayne, CEO of publisher HarperCollins, according to the Press Association.

"She was a brilliantly talented artist and storyteller who has left us an extraordinary body of work."