Jamie Gilson

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General Information

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Name: Jamie Gilson

Pen Name: None

Born: July 4, 1933 in Beardstown, Illinois

Website: www.jamiegilson.com/

Email: jamie@jamiegilson.com

Illinois Connection

Jamie was born in Beardstown and has lived in Pittsfield and Oak Park. She attended Northwestern University and currently resides in Wilmette.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jamie Gilson has worked as a junior high teacher in Des Plaines, Illinois and has been a writer, producer and actor for educational radio programs at the Chicago Public Schools station WBEZ. She also wrote commercials for fine arts radio station WFMT in Chicago and wrote films and film strips for Encyclopaedia Brittanica Films and was a columnist for Chicago magazine.

Published Works

  • Harvey, the Beer Can King, Lothrop, 1978
  • Dial Leroi Rupert, D. J., Lothrop, 1979
  • Do Bananas Chew Gum?, Lothrop, 1980
  • Can't Catch Me, I'm the Gingerbread Man, Lathrop, 1981
  • Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub, Lothrop, 1982 - reprinted in 2014
  • 4-B Goes Wild, Lothrop, 1983 - reprinted in 2012
  • Hello, My Name is Scrambled Eggs, Lothrop, 1985
  • Hobie Hanson, You're Weird, Lothrop, 1987
  • Double Dog Dare, Lothrop, 1988
  • Hobie Hanson, Greatest Hero of the Mall, Lothrop, 1989
  • Itchy Richard, Lothrop, 1991
  • Sticks and Stone and Skeleton Bones, 1991
  • You Cheat!, 1992
  • Soccer Circus, Harper Trophy, 1993 - reprinted in 1996
  • It Goes Eeeeeeeeeeeee!, Clarion Books, 1994 - reprinted in 2001
  • Wagon Train 911, Harper Trophy, 1996 - reprinted in 2001
  • Bug in a Rug, Clarion Books, 1998 - reprinted in 2003
  • Stink Alley, Harper Collins, 2002
  • Gotcha!, Clarion Books, 2006
  • Chess, I Love It!, I Love It!, I Love It!, Clarion Books, 2008
  • My Teacher is an Idiom, Clarion Books, 2015

Titles at Your Library

Harvey the Beer Can King

ISBN: 0671509853
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Double Dog Dare (Hobie Hanson)

ISBN: 0688163610
Release Date: 1998-10-19

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Hobie Hanson, Greatest Hero of the Mall

ISBN: 0688089682
Release Date: 1989-10

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Wagon Train 911

ISBN: 0064409880
Release Date: 2001-02-20

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Stink Alley

ISBN: 0060292172
Release Date: 2002-05-01

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Literary Awards

Body of Work

  • Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children presented by the Illinois Reading Council, 2005
  • Chicago Children's Reading Round Table Award for outstanding contributions to the field of children's literature, 1989

Stink Alley

  • Society of Midland Authors Award for Children's Fiction, 2002

Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub

  • Sequoyah Award, Oklahoma, 1985
  • Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award, 1985
  • The Land of Enchantment Award, New Mexico, 1986
  • Buckeye Award, Ohio, 1987
  • Sunshine State Award, Florida, 1987

Do Bananas Chew Gum?

  • Carl Sandburg Award, Friends of the Chicago Public Library, 1981
  • Charlie May Simon Award, Arkansas, 1981

Harvey, the Beer Can King

  • Merit Award, Friends of American Writers, 1979

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact the author at: jamie@jamiegilson.com

External Links

Jamie Gilson on WorldCat


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