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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Kinzler  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1937 in Joliet, Illinois

-- Mary Kinzler on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Kinzler was born in Joliet, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kinzler is a retired school teacher. She has written three "Libby Books" with her sister - Elizabeth Connor. They wrote the Libby Books which are fictionalized accounts of their mother's early childhood.

Published Works

  • Libby Meets the Bully, Adbeth Press, 1997 - written with Elizabeth Connor
  • Libby Saves Beauty`s Colt, Adbeth Press, 1999 - written with Elizabeth Connor
  • Libby Solves the Mystery, Adbeth Press, 2002 - written with Elizabeth Connor

Selected Titles At Your Library

Libby meets the bully /
ISBN: 0965846806. OCLC Number:

Adbeth Press,. Joliet, IL :. ©1997.

Doubtful of her capabilities to cope with a new home and a new school, shy Libby meets yet another challenge, the schoolroom bully.

Libby saves Beauty's colt /
ISBN: 0965846814. OCLC Number:

Adbeth Press,. Joliet, IL :. ©1999.

A fire necessitates cooperation among farm families. Helping others influences Libby's determination to nurse her colt back to life. In doing so, she riks her own health.

Libby solves the mystery /
ISBN: 0965846822. OCLC Number:

Adbeth Press,. Joliet, IL :. ©2002.

Libby's unexpected discovery of an old photo ignites her curiosity. The clues help her reunite her family who had been separated by a continent and the turmoil of World War I.



Speaking Engagements

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Contact Mary Kinzler at 815-726-5113