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Name:  Gayle Pearson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- Gayle Pearson on WorldCat --

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Fish Friday
ISBN: 0689312008

Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 1990

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.

ISBN: 0689313381

Atheneum. 1988

During the Depression, Elizabeth travels with two desperate friends to find work, but their vagabond life soon becomes overwhelmingly difficult

One Potato, Tu: Seven Stories
ISBN: 0590471007

Apple. 1994

Seven unrelated stories take an intimate and humorous look at the life of twelve-year-old Lindsay, her brother Eric, and Tu, their Asian adopted brother. Reprint.

ISBN: 0689318456

Atheneum. 1993

When Ivy, almost thirteen, falls in love for the first time, Starr begins to feel excluded from her best friend's life and as gloomy as the San Francisco fog, until something happens that sheds a new light on the situation.

Don't Call It Paradise
ISBN: 068982579X

Atheneum. 1999

Maddie had a warm place in her heart for the McBeans and was excited about going for a visit to see them after they settled into their new home, yet after spending some time, Maddie sees a new side to this picture perfect family that she had never seen before.


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

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