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The Amazing Tales of Tiny Tots - Children's book written by school teacher Helen Crump (Aneta Corsaut) on an episode of the sitcom THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW/CBS/1960-68.

Aneta Corsaut as Helen Crump

Helen submitted the book to a publishing house up in Richmond and soon received an advance check for $1000.

The book was called a "Good sensitive book about kids." However, Roger Bryant, the publisher didn't like Helen's real name and suggested the pen name Helene Alexian Dubois. After many nights of rewrites, Helen delivered the final manuscript to the publisher.

When Helen humbly told her boyfriend Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) that she wasn't anyone famous, Andy proclaimed "So was Mark Twain until he got something published." He further added that Helen's success just might make the town of Mayberry, "The literary center of the South."


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