Illinois State Library

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Libby Meets the Bully
ISBN: 0965846806

Adbeth Pr. 1997

Libby Saves Beauty's Colt
ISBN: 0965846814

Adbeth Pr. 1999

Book by Connor, Elizabeth

Libby Solves the Mystery
ISBN: 0965846822

Adbeth Pr. 2002

This is the third book of the Libby series. It takes place in 1918. Libby's unexpected discovery of an old photo ignites her curiosity. The clues help her reunite her family who had be separated by a continent and the turmoil of World War I.

Interest level ages 5-12. Reading level ages 8-12.

Illustrations in Photography by Stephen Garrett



Speaking Engagements

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Contact Mary Kinzler at 815-726-5113