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Are Frog and Toad Gay? Beloved Children's Books Were 'the Beginning of Coming Out' for Author Arnold Lobel, Daughter Says

1 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Frog and Toad, the beloved characters at the center of four 1970s children's books by author and illustrator Arnold Lobel, may have been more than just very good friends. Lobel's daughter Adrianne - who illustrated two of the late author's books after his death - suggested to The New Yorker that the pair may have been gay. "[They are] of the same sex, and they love each other," Adrianne said in the interview. "It was quite ahead of its time in that respect." Arnold came out to Adrianne and the rest of his family in 1974 - four years after the first book, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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Are Frog and Toad Gay? Beloved Children's Books Were 'the Beginning of Coming Out' for Author Arnold Lobel, Daughter Says

1 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Frog and Toad, the beloved characters at the center of four 1970s children's books by author and illustrator Arnold Lobel, may have been more than just very good friends. Lobel's daughter Adrianne - who illustrated two of the late author's books after his death - suggested to The New Yorker that the pair may have been gay. "[They are] of the same sex, and they love each other," Adrianne said in the interview. "It was quite ahead of its time in that respect." Arnold came out to Adrianne and the rest of his family in 1974 - four years after the first book, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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