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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joel E. Westerfield  

Pen Name: J. E. Westerfield

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: 1944 in Jacksonville


-- Joel E. Westerfield on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=joel+e.+westerfield


Illinois Connection

Born in Jacksonville, Illinois. Graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1962.

Biographical and Professional Information

Retired and part time school bus driver. Co-author of one book and now working on another to be finished at end of year 2011.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Christmas in Oberammergau /
ISBN: 1451274785. OCLC Number: 682316755

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This story centers around the small farming community of Cracker's Bend, Illinois. Three orphan children are found rummaging in garbage cans on a winter evening. They are placed in the care of Horace and Sylvia Deterding whose ancestors are from the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau, Germany. This Christmas they journey back to explore their roots.