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Aronin, Ben

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(1904-1980) US television performer, scriptwriter, poet and author, who appeared as Uncle Ben in the Magic Door series for children; as an author, he began publishing work of genre interest with "The Doubt" for Amazing in May 1932, and who wrote the Raphael Drale sequence of Lost Race tales about the Lost Tribes of Israel, comprising The Lost Tribe: Being the Strange Adventures of Raphael Drale in Search of the Lost Tribes of Israel (1934) and Cavern of Destiny (1943). The sequence is set within the Arctic Circle. [JC]

Benjamin Aronin

born Sheboygan, Wisconsin: 20 February 1904

died Chicago, Illinois: 26 August 1980



Raphael Drale

individual titles

  • The Moor's Gold (Chicago, Illinois: Argus Books, 1935) [hb/]
  • The Abramiad (Chicago, Illinois: Argus Books, 1941) [book-length mythological poem on the emergence of the Jewish people: illus/Harald Karlin: hb/]


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