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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

  • Bugs in Your Ears, Holiday House, 1977
  • Picking Up the Pieces, Holiday House, 1981
  • It Must Have Been the Fish Sticks, Holiday House, 1982
  • That`s What T.J. Says, Holiday House, 1982
  • Call Me Friday the 13th, Holiday House, 1983
  • Say Cheese, Holiday House, 1984
  • Thatcher Payne-In-The-Neck, Holiday House, 1985
  • Ask Me Tomorrow, Holiday House, 1987
  • Tough Beans, Holiday House, 1988
  • Hey There, Owl Face, Holiday House, 1991

Selected Titles At Your Library

Picking up the pieces.
ISBN: 0671531387. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster Books,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 1982.

Nell has loved Dexter since first grade, but once they reach junior high and he begins to change, she must decide how strong her feelings really are.

It must've been the fish sticks /
ISBN: 0671465406. OCLC Number:

Archway/Pocket Books,. New York :. 1983, ©1982.

That's what T.J. says /
ISBN: 082340465X. OCLC Number:

Holiday House,. New York :. ©1982.

With her grandparents too busy to pay attention to her and her father traveling a lot, twelve-year-old Mouse is heavily dependent upon her brother T.J. until she befriends another misfit like herself.

Say cheese /
ISBN: 0823405400. OCLC Number:

Holiday House,. New York :. ©1984.

When Christy wins 100 dollars 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. OCLC Number:

Holiday House,. New York :. ©1985.

Two friends with one parent each decide to do some matchmaking, only to later wonder if they've been too successful.

Ask me tomorrow /
ISBN: 0823406598. OCLC Number:

Holiday House,. New York :. ©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. OCLC Number:

Dell,. New York :. 1992, ©1988.

With the help of his best friend Cassie, fourth-grader Nat comes to terms with his diabetes and a bully named Jasper.

Hey there, owlface /
ISBN: 082340868X. OCLC Number:

Holiday House,. New York :. ©1991.

Nine-year-old Brad forms a special relationship with the owls roosting in his family's barn, one that is threatened by a trigger-happy neighbor.



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