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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Esther L Mackey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Joliet, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Esther is a life long resident of Joliet, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Since her retirement Esther has turned into a full time author.

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Titles At Your Library

The Adventures of Trouble, Duck and Big Dog
ISBN: 1608608271

Eloquent Books. 2009

Trouble is one small doggie, but he causes some mighty big problems. And he thinks everyone knows his name, because wherever he goes, people say, "There goes trouble!" He and his buddies, Duck and Big Dog, like to sneak out of their yards so they can go on adventures together. Have you ever seen three animals walk into a bank? Or make a mess in a junkyard? Or get lost in the snow on a very cold night? All these things and more happen in The Adventures Trouble, Duck and Big Dog. But Jimmy is always there to save the day. Jimmy is the teenage owner of Trouble and Duck. (Big Dog lives next door.) And, like Superman, Jimmy always shows up in the nick of time to save the troublesome trio. Although the three friends only want to experience more excitement than they can find in their own backyards, disaster always seems to follow them. However, their travails make for wonderful children's stories. Author Esther L. Mackey says these characters came to her one by one, so she decided to put them all together into one story. Since her retirement, she has wanted to write and publish good children's books. A lifelong resident of Joliet, Illinois, she is presently working on her next two books, Trouble, Duck and Big Dog Go Camping and Little Bear and Honey Bee. Publisher's website:

In-Between-My Brothers and Me
ISBN: 145126321X

America Star Books. 2010

Little Bear And Honey Bee
ISBN: 1937260100

Sleepytown Press. 2012

Little Bear and Honey Bee live in the woods. They like living there because there is always something for them to do with their friends. You know- the rabbits, skunks, squirrels and all the little animals that live there with them. You will read how they play hide and seek and spend their time keeping busy. Also, once in awhile, something scary happens in the woods, and that's when Little Bear calls on his brothers, Joe and Ben, who are the big bears, to help them out. I know you'll have fun reading the story and looking at all the great pictures.

Meet Mickey
ISBN: 1937260186

Sleepytown Press. 2012

For your children from 2 - 4 years old this is a story in pictures of a little white dog named Mickey and his cousin Neely. Mickey liked to dressed up and have his picture taken, so his Aunt Shirley and Mom did just that. Here are some of those pictures for the kids to look and laugh at. Have fun reading "Meet Mickey"

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