Jan Boyer Wahl the author of over 100 works, known primarily for his award-winning children's books, including Pleasant Fieldmouse and Humphrey's Bear. Wahl sometimes refers to himself as "Dr. Mouse," a nickname given him by a young fan.
Jan (pronounced "Yahn") Wahl was born in Columbus, OH. Jan Wahl received a B.A. from Cornell University then went on to graduate studies at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Michigan. Bowling Green State University awarded Wahl the honorary degree Doctor of Letters in recognition of his continuing work in children's literature and in the history of film.