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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Karin Clafford Farley  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: Chicago

-- Karin Clafford Farley on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Born in Chicago and lived there most of her life. Earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Fine and Applied Arts in music education and English. Received her Master of Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Was a music supervisor in several Chicago suburbs and has also been a member of the English and history faculty at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Biographical and Professional Information

Farley has been a visiting lecturer in children's literature at the College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago and at the National-Louis University. She has presented workshops for teachers and children at many schools. Mrs. Farley made a study of Illinois writers of children's books in which she interviewed 135 writers.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Robert H. Goddard (Pioneers in Change)
ISBN: 0382241711

Silver Burdett Pr. 1991

A biography of the scientist who developed the first liquid propelled rocket

Thomas Paine: Revolutionary Author (American Troublemakers)
ISBN: 0811423298

Heinemann/Raintree. 1993

A biography of the political philosopher discusses Paine's early years in England, his popular pamphlet, Common Sense, his views on American independence, and his indictment by the British government after publishing The Rights of Man.

Samuel Adams: Grandfather of His Country (American Troublemakers)
ISBN: 0811423794

Heinemann/Raintree. 1994

A biography of the Massachusetts radical who became one of the leaders of the American Revolution

Duel in the wilderness

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 2000



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