David R. Collins

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General Information

Name: David R. Collins

Pen Name: None

Birth Year: 1940

Place of Birth: Marshalltown, Iowa

Died:July 20, 2001 in Rock Island, Il

Illinois Connection

David Collins received his education in Rock Island, Il. He graduates from Western Illinois University in 1962.

Biographical and Professional Information

David began his career as an English teacher at Wilson Junior High in Moline, Il, and transfered to Moline Senior High in 1983. His first published story was in 1967.

Published Works

  • Kim Soo and His Tortoise, Lion, 1970
  • The Special Guest, Broadman, 1984
  • Ride a Red Dinosaur, Milliken, 1987
  • Grandfather Woo Comes to School, Milliken, 1988
  • The Greatest Life Ever Lived, Bretheren, 1991
  • Attack on Fort McHenry, Rigby Educational, 1995
  • Rock Island All American City, Arcadia, 1999
  • Davenport, Jewell of the Mississippi, Arcadia, 2000
  • Shooting Star, A Story about Michael Jordan, Eakin, 2000
  • Huey P. Long, Mr. Louisiana, Pelican, 2001

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Kim Soo and His Tortoise

ISBN: 0874602262
Release Date: 1970

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Grandfather Woo Goes to School

ISBN: 0883357968
Release Date: 1990-03

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Rock Island (Images of America: Illinois)

ISBN: 0738501573
Release Date: 1999-06-08

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The Greatest Life Ever Lived

ISBN: 0871783258
Release Date: 1990-10

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Davenport: Jewel of the Mississippi (IA) (Images of America)

ISBN: 0738507288
Release Date: 2000-08-02

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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