Belated birthday party for Stonington author Jim Henry

A cardboard cutout of author Jim Henry stands at Froyo World, a frozen yogurt shop in Mystic, during a party Friday on what would have been Henry's 100th birthday. Marlisa McLaughlin, center, of Pawcatuck, Henry's granddaughter, gives Beth King of Westerly a hug after King, a former teacher, tells her how intrigued she has been by Henry's story. Henry, of Stonington, was in his mid 90s before he learned to read and write and at age 99 wrote the book "In a Fisherman's Language."  Froyo World is donating a portion of Friday's sales to the National Literacy Foundation in honor of Henry.
A cardboard cutout of author Jim Henry stands at Froyo World, a frozen yogurt shop in Mystic, during a party Friday on what would have been Henry's 100th birthday. Marlisa McLaughlin, center, of Pawcatuck, Henry's granddaughter, gives Beth King of Westerly a hug after King, a former teacher, tells her how intrigued she has been by Henry's story. Henry, of Stonington, was in his mid 90s before he learned to read and write and at age 99 wrote the book "In a Fisherman's Language." Froyo World is donating a portion of Friday's sales to the National Literacy Foundation in honor of Henry. Dana Jensen/The Day Buy Photo

A cardboard cutout of author Jim Henry stands at Froyo World, a frozen yogurt shop in Mystic, during a party Friday on what would have been Henry's 100th birthday. Marlisa McLaughlin, center, of Pawcatuck, Henry's granddaughter, gives Beth King of Westerly a hug after King, a former teacher, tells her how intrigued she has been by Henry's story. Henry, of Stonington, was in his mid 90s before he learned to read and write and at age 99 wrote the book "In a Fisherman's Language." Froyo World is donating a portion of Friday's sales to the National Literacy Foundation in honor of Henry.

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