Joyce Dopkeen / The New York Times
By MARGALIT FOX
May 17, 2017
Jean Fritz, an award-winning writer whose work helped transform historical biographies for children from leaden recitals of battles and dates into warm, human narratives full of quirks and crotchets and satisfyingly strange facts, died on Sunday at her home in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. She was 101
Her son, David Fritz, confirmed the death.
The author of more than four dozen books, Mrs. Fritz was known in particular for her biographies…