Charise Mericle Harper

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General Information

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Name: Charise Mericle Harper

Pen Name: None

Genre: Children, Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: in Vancouver, Canada



Photo Credit: Ivy Harper

Illinois Connection

Charise lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Charise Mericle Harper is an author, illustrator and cartoonist.

Published Works

  • What My Mother Doesn't Know, 2001
  • Imaginative Inventions, Little Brown & Co., 2001
  • When I Grow Up, Chronicle Books, 2001
  • There Was a Bold Lady, Little Brown & Co., 2002
  • The Trouble With Normal, Houghton Mifflin, 2003
  • Itsy Bitsy, The Smart Spider, Dial Books, 2004
  • Just Grace, Sandpioper, 2008
  • Still Just Grace, Sandpiper, 2009
  • Cupcake, Hyperion Books, 2010
  • Pink Me Up, Knopf Books, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

When I Grow Up

ISBN: 0811829057
Release Date: 2001-03

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There Was a Bold Lady Who Wanted a Star

ISBN: 0316146730
Release Date: 2002-09-01

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Itsy Bitsy, the Smart Spider

ISBN: 0803729014
Release Date: 2004-03-30

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Literary Awards

Time Magazine: one of the six "best children's books you never heard of."

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Charise Mericle Harper on WorldCat

Charise Mericle Harper on Amazon


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