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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gayle Pearson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- Gayle Pearson on WorldCat --

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Biographical and Professional Information



Best Children`s Book, Bay Area Reviewer`s Association, 1986, for Fish Friday.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Don't call it paradise /
ISBN: 068982579X. OCLC Number: 39981205

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

When thirteen-year-old Maddie goes to visit her best friend Beanie in California, she hopes that Beanie's older brother has changed, but she slowly recalls a terrible secret from the past that makes her realize just what kind of person he really is.

Fish Friday /
ISBN: 0689312008. OCLC Number: 12695607

Atheneum,. .

With her mother off to New York City to study art, fourteen-year-old Jamie is frustrated and confused by her dreams of life in the big city and the realities of life in her predictable small town with her father and younger brother.

One potato, tu :
ISBN: 0590471007. OCLC Number: 30018028

Scholastic,. .

Life is always interesting in twelve-year-old Lindsey's family, whether her mother is going off to summer camp to escape the kids or big brother Eric is being forced into a bird-calling contest by a bet with a neighbor.

The Coming Home Cafe /
ISBN: 0689313381. OCLC Number: 17548068

Atheneum,. .

In the summer of 1933, fearing that the Depression will never release its stranglehold on her family, fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Turnquist leaves to ride the rails from town to town looking for work.

The fog doggies and me /
ISBN: 0689318456. OCLC Number: 27267350

Atheneum ;. .

Twelve-year-old Starr has as much trouble dealing with her younger sister's adoration as she does with her feelings of betrayal when her longtime best friend finds a boyfriend.