Author Mary Rodgers has died at 83. Edward Gorey provided dust jackets for three of her books; Freaky Friday, A Billion for Boris, and Summer Switch.
Ms. Rogers was the daughter of composer Richard Rogers and the mother of composer Adam Guettel. She was also a composer herself, providing the music for the Broadway hit Once Upon A Mattress as well as several other less well known shows.
My copy of Freaky Friday is signed and inscribed (not to me) by Mary Rodgers.