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PASSINGS: Bernard Waber
PASSINGS: Bernard Waber

Bernard Waber, 91, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," died Thursday at his Long Island, N.Y., home after a long illness, according to a statement from his publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Waber debuted as an author in 1962 with "The House on East 88th Street." The book introduced readers to the lovable Lyle, first spotted in a bathtub in an Upper East Side brownstone. Lyle's story continued in "Lyle Finds His Mother," "Lyle and the Birthday Party" and other works. Waber also wrote non-Lyle books, including "Ira Sleeps Over," in which a boy fears...

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