Ida Chittum

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General Information

Name: Ida Chittum

Pen Name: None

Born: 1918 in Canton, Ohio

Died: December 1, 2002 in Bloomville, New York

Illinois Connection

Ida lived in Findley, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ida, who was educated through the eighth grade in a one-room school house, was a prolific reader and advocate of literacy. She was instrumental in bringing a library to her longtime home of Findlay, Ill., and was the first woman to act as commencement speaker at Findlay High School. In addition to her many books she was a popular speaker to school children.

Published Works

  • Farmer Hoo and the Baboons, Delacorte, 1971
  • The Hermit Boy, Delacorte, 1972
  • Clabber Biscuits, Steck, 1973
  • A Nutty Business, Putnam, 1973
  • The Empty Grave, American Educational Publications, 1974
  • Tales of Terror, Checkerboard Press, 1975
  • The Secrets of Madam Renee, Independence Press, 1975
  • The Ghost Boy of El Toro, Independence Press, 1978
  • The Buried Casket, Xerox Education Publications, 1979
  • The Cat`s Pajamas, Parents Magazine Press, 1980
  • The Thing Without a Name, Herald House, 1981
  • History Encyclopedia, Checkerboard Press, 1985

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The hermit boy

Release Date: 1972

Clabber biscuits

ISBN: 0811477452
Release Date: 1972

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The empty grave

ASIN: B000729Q60
Release Date: 1987

Tales of Terror

ISBN: 0528801457
Release Date: 1975-10

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The secrets of Madam Renee

ISBN: 0830901272
Release Date: 1975

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The Ghost Boy of El Toro

ISBN: 0448169274
Release Date: 1982-05

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The Buried Casket

Release Date: 1979

The Cat's Pajamas (Parents Magazine Whole Language Library)

ISBN: 0836811240
Release Date: 1995-01

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History Encyclopedia

ISBN: 0528821660
Release Date: 1985-11

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Literary Awards

Lewis Carroll Shelf Award of University of Wisconsin for Farmer Hoo and the Baboons; certificate of appreciation from Mobile Media, 1975; award of recognition from Central Missouri State University for outstanding contribution to children's literature, 1977.

External Links

Ida Chittum on WorldCat

Ida Chittum on Amazon


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