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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Allan Zullo  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1947 in Rockford, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

*Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, Allan dreamed of becoming a major league baseball player. In 1969, Allan graduated with a journalism degree from Northern Illinois University where he worked on the school's daily paper. In 1995 Allan and his wife Kathryn moved to a mountain outside of Asheville, North Carolina, to concentrate on writing projects. Today Allan is the author and co-author of nearly 100 current and forthcoming non-fiction trade paperbacks — including more than two dozen for middle-graders.

Published Works

  • Haunted Kids, True Ghost Stories, Scholastic, 2004
  • Haunted Schools, True Ghost Stories, Troll Communications, 1997
  • The President Who Pardoned a Turkey, and Other Wacky Tales of American History, Watermill Press, 1996
  • Haunted Babysitters, True Ghost Stories, Troll, 1997
  • The 10 Creepiest Creatures in America, Troll, 1997
  • The Smile High Club, Outrageous, But True, Air Travel Stories, Andrews McMeel Pub., 2000
  • Greatest Survivor Stories Never Told, Andrews McMeel Pub., 2002
  • Survivors: True Stories of Children in The Holocaust, Scholastic, 2005
  • The Dog Who Saved Christmas, Scholastic, 2008
  • The Fishing Hall of Shame, Dell, 2009

Selected Titles At Your Library

Haunted schools :
ISBN: 0816738378. OCLC Number:

Troll Associates,. Mahwah, N.J. :. ©1996.

Nine stories about ghosts and phantoms found haunting schools.

Haunted baby-sitters :
ISBN: 0816743282. OCLC Number:

Troll Associates,. [Mahwah, NJ] :. ©1997.

Eight stories about ghosts found haunting baby-sitters and their charges.

The smile-high club :
ISBN: 0740727273. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel Pub.,. Kansas City :. ©2002.

The greatest survivor stories never told /
ISBN: 0740727281. OCLC Number:

Andrews McMeel,. Kansas City :. ©2002.

The president who pardoned a turkey and other wacky tales of American history /
ISBN: 0816740593. OCLC Number:

Watermill Press,. [Mahwah, N.J.] :. ©1996.

Describes some of the wacky but real people, places and events in United States history.

The ten creepiest creatures in America /
ISBN: 081674288X. OCLC Number:

Troll,. Mahwah, N.J. :. ©1997.

Do creepy creatures really exist in America? After reading in this book the accounts of such monsters as Lizard Man, Champ, Momo, and Whitey, you can make up your own mind.

Survivors :
ISBN: 0439669960. OCLC Number:

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Tells the stories of nine Jewish children who survived the Holocaust.

The dog who saved Christmas :
ISBN: 0545046432. OCLC Number:

Scholastic, Inc.,. New York :. ©2008.

Real animals help turn the holidays into a magical season. --Goodreads.

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