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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gayle Pearson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- Gayle Pearson on WorldCat --

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Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

  • Fish Friday, Atheneum, 1986
  • The Coming Home Cafe, Atheneum, 1988
  • One Potato, Tu, Atheneum, 1992
  • The Fog Doggies and Me, Atheneum, 1993
  • The Secret Box, Atheneum, 1997
  • Don`t Call It Paradise, Atheneum, 1999

Selected Titles At Your Library

Fish Friday /
ISBN: 0689312008. OCLC Number:

Atheneum,. New York :. 1986.

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.

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

Atheneum,. New York :. 1988.

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.

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

Scholastic,. New York :. 1993, ©1992.

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

Atheneum ;. New York :. 1993.

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.

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

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. New York :. 1999.

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.


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

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