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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joan L. Kelly  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;


-- Joan L. Kelly on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Kelly lived in Litchfield and now lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Published Works

    My Big Feet, Bezalel Books, 2007Lonnie the Lizard Finds a Treasurer, Bezalel Books , 2007Hiding the Stranger in Hickory Valley , Bezalel Books, 2008Hiding the Stranger on Baker Street , Bezalel Books, 2008Hiding the Stranger: The Journey Home , Bezalel Books, 2008

Selected Titles At Your Library

My big feet /
ISBN: 0979497639. OCLC Number:

Bezalel Books,. Waterford, MI :. ©2007.

"Becoming part of a group and having friends can be a lot of fun ... However, we have all gone through times when we didn't quite seem to fit in. Rob Sanderson and his friends knew that they wern't part of the "popular' kids, but that didn't stop them from accepting each other and facing life's challenges. Join this group of misfits as they combine forces to find a way to outwit dangerous spies and save their new classmate and her family."--Page 4 of cover.

Hiding the stranger in Hickory Valley /
ISBN: 0980048311. OCLC Number:

Bezalel Books,. Waterford, MI :. ©2008.

Katie, a young farm girl, finds an unconscious teenager in a meadow. Who is this stranger who shows up on the small Illinois farm? Katie and her siblings try to help him discover who he is and they find themselves involved in intrigue, too.

Hiding the stranger on Baker Street /
ISBN: 0980048338. OCLC Number:

Bezalel Books,. Waterford, MI :. ©2008.

Our teenage hero is being followed by vicious kidnappers. He waits at the house of a new friend and narrowly escapes recapture in the town of Bedford. As he continues the quest to find his identity and reach home his memory begins to return.

Hiding the stranger :
ISBN: 0981885462. OCLC Number:

Bezalel Books,. Waterford, MI :. ©2008.

"The adventure that began on a small Illinois farm comes to a conclusion in the active city of Chicago. Our teenaged hero's quest to find his identity and reach home culminates at the historic Union Station."--Page 4 of cover.


The three "Hiding the Stranger" stories have been combined into a trilogy and received the Catholic Writer's Guild Seal of Approval.

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