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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Electa Clark  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1910 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 1989

-- Electa Clark on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Clark was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Electa Clark has been a writer since 1949. Her first book, ''The Pennywinks'', was published in 1949. She received her B.S. from Purdue University and was also a Docent of Children's Museum, Indianaolis, Inc., from 1957-1964.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Pennywink Carnival

The Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1950

The seven Q's

Bobbs-Merrill. 1952

Classic children's book! "The family's name was Queue, but hardly anyone who looked at it, written down, could pronounce it. The right way to say it was very simple-just "Q," like the initial letter. But it looked like such a hard name that all the family had the habit of writing it in one letter: Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Q-they were the parents-Buffalo Q, and Tom, Sara and Andy Q, the oldest children. The baby of the family was only three, and she couldn't write anything but squiggles. When anybody wrote her name for her, they wrote it just plain Dimity Q. "The seven Q's lived in Chicago in a beautiful, big apartment. Oliver and Mrs. Q were both artists. All the children went to school. Even little Dimity went to a nursery school..."

Tony for Keeps, a Story of a House on Wheels

The John C. Winston Company. 1955

Osceola, Young Seminole Indian.
ISBN: B000NLQ622

Bobbs-Merrill Co.. 1955

The Life of John Ross Cherokee Chief

Crowell-Collier Press. 1970

Leading ladies: An affectionate look at American women of the twentieth century
ISBN: 0812819098

Stein and Day. 1976

Book by Clark, Electa

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