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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Bates  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1921 in Evanston, Illinois

-- Elizabeth Bates on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Elizabeth was born in Evanston and lives there today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Elizabeth began her career as a secretary before becoming a childrens author.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

bugs in your ears

Holiday House. 1977

Picking Up the Pieces
ISBN: 0671531387

Simon Pulse. 1982

A young girl has to decide whether to rekindle an old romance, when her boyfriend leaves her for more excitement

It Must've Been the Fish Sticks
ISBN: 0671465406

Simon Pulse. 1983

Brian discovers that his "Mom" is not his real mother, who is still alive, and he insists on meeting the real one

That's What T. J. Says
ISBN: 082340465X

Holiday House. 1982

Mouse's friendship with the shy boy, Roland, enables her to overcome her dependence on her brother and develop self-confidence

Say Cheese
ISBN: 0823405400

Holiday House. 1984

When Christy wins $100 in a radio contest, she is torn between buying Christmas presents for her large family and buying a new dress for herself.

Thatcher Payne-in-the-Neck
ISBN: 0823405842

Holiday House. 1985

After Thatcher's father and Kib's mother are killed in a plane crash, the matchmaking schemes of the two children to get their parents together have unexpected repercussions when their parents decide to get married

Ask Me Tomorrow
ISBN: 0823406598

Holiday House. 1987

Although fifteen-year-old Paige thinks he is determined to get away from home and pursue his own career goals in the big city, thirteen-year-old Abby confuses the issue by helping him see his Maine countryside in a more appreciative way.

Tough Beans
ISBN: 0440406897

Yearling. 1992

When Nat Berger is diagnosed with diabetes, he must learn how to take care of himself, what and what not to eat, when he should eat, and how to accept this permanent illness. Reprint.

Hey There, Owlface
ISBN: 082340868X

Holiday House. 1991

Brad must learn to cope with the consequences when his mother's new boyfriend shoots one of the pair of owls that live in his grandfather's barn



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