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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Juanita Havill  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Born: 1949 in Evansville, Indiana


-- Juanita Havill on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=juanita+havill


Illinois Connection

Havill was raised in Mt. Carmel, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Havill is a children's picture book author best known for her Jamaica books. She was born in Evansville, Indiana and raised in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She attended Université de Rouen, 1969-70 and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she graduated with her B.A. in 1971 and M.A. in 1973. She currently resides in Arizona.


Awards


-- Child Study Children's Book Award, ''Jamaica's Find''
-- Bank Street College, ''Jamaica's Find''
-- Ezra Jack Keats New Writer award, ''Jamaica's Find''
-- Children's Book of the Year award, ''Jamaica's Find''
-- Children's Choices award, ''Jamaica's Find''

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Brianna, Jamaica, and the Dance of Spring /
ISBN: 0547237685. OCLC Number: 259258258

Sandpiper,. .

When her sister Nikki gets sick, Brianna hopes to play her part as the butterfly queen in the Dance of Spring, but then another disaster strikes.

Call the horse Lucky
ISBN: 9780940719101. OCLC Number: 601128129

Gryphon Press,. .

While visiting her grandmother in the country, Mel discovers a neglected horse. Moved by the sight of the rib-thin pinto with the sad, glazed eyes and eager to help him, Mel starts a rescue process that results in the pinto's being moved to a horse rescue ranch to revive him and treat his problems. At the ranch, Mel learns about horse care and continues to bond with the horse she has named Lucky--Page 4 of cover.

Eyes like Willy's /
ISBN: 0688136729. OCLC Number: 53355153

HarperCollins,. .

While vacationing over the course of several summers in Austria, French siblings Guy and Sarah Masson become best friends with a German boy, until the outbreak of World War I puts them on opposing sides.

Grow :
ISBN: 1561454419. OCLC Number: 167763942

Peachtree,. .

Two misfit children and other members of a Minneapolis, Minnesota, neighborhood are brought together by a woman creating a community garden.

I heard it from Alice Zucchini :
ISBN: 0811839621. OCLC Number: 55940382

Chronicle Books,. .

From the still chill of a winter night to the ra-ta-ta, ra-ta-ta, ra-ta-ta-too of a lively vegetable stew, these twenty whimsical poems celebrate the joys of a garden from start to finish. A tour de force of imagination, I Heard It from Alice Zucchini invites you to join in the Pea Pod Chant, wander through the Rhubarb Forest, dance with the Dainty Doily Dill Weed, gossip with Alice Zucchini, and hold your breath on the pumpkin's enchanted evening. Illustrated with magical paintings, here is a book that will delight gardeners of all ages.

Jamaica and Brianna
ISBN: 9780736792882. OCLC Number: 813418729

Zaner-Bloser,. .

Jamaica hates wearing hand-me-down boots when her friend Brianna has pink fuzzy ones.

Jamaica and Brianna /
ISBN: 0395779391. OCLC Number: 26928862

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Jamaica hates wearing hand-me-down boots when her friend Brianna has pink fuzzy ones.

Jamaica and the substitute teacher /
ISBN: 0618152423. OCLC Number: 39384995

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Jamaica copies from a friend during a spelling test because she wants a perfect paper, but her substitute teacher Mrs. Duval helps her understand that she does not have to be perfect to be special.

Jamaica is thankful
ISBN: 9780545318761. OCLC Number: 679602657

Scholastic Inc.,. .

Jamaica's friend Kristin needs to give away her kitten. But Jamaica's brother is allergic to cats. Jamaica assumes this doesn't mean kittens too. But when her brother's allergies bother him before the football game, Jamaica must find a solution to the problem. She wants the kitten, but she also wants her brother to be healthy.

Jamaica is thankful /
ISBN: 0618982310. OCLC Number: 313658222

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,. .

Jamaica's friend Kristin needs to give away her kitten. But Jamaica's brother is allergic to cats. Jamaica assumes this doesn't mean kittens too. But when her brother's allergies bother him before the football game, Jamaica must find a solution to the problem. She wants the kitten, but she also wants her brother to be healthy.

Jamaica tag-along
ISBN: 9780547481050. OCLC Number: 18327416

Houghton Mifflin,. .

When her older brother refuses to let her tag along with him, Jamaica goes off by herself and allows a younger child to play with her.

Jamaica's blue marker
ISBN: 9780736793193. OCLC Number: 815649442

Zaner-Bloser,. .

Jamaica thinks her classmate Russell is a pest who is always getting into trouble, but then she discovers he is moving away.

Jamaica's blue marker /
ISBN: 0618369171. OCLC Number: 31011038

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Jamaica thinks her classmate Russell is a pest who is always getting into trouble, but then she discovers he is moving away.

Jamaica's find
ISBN: 0547119615. OCLC Number: 276335249

Houghton Mifflin Co.,. .

A little girl finds a stuffed dog in the park and decides to take it home.

Jamaica's find /
ISBN: 0395453577. OCLC Number: 12313174

Houghton Mifflin Co.,. .

A little girl finds a stuffed dog in the park and decides to take it home.

Just like a baby /
ISBN: 0811850269. OCLC Number: 233813705

Chronicle Books,. .

Delighted by the arrival of baby Ellen, extended family members describe their plans for the young one, from becoming a fisherman to playing the saxophone, but baby Ellen prefers other activities.

We the people.
ISBN: 0395776716. OCLC Number: 39106954

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Yes, I love you /
ISBN: 0307101770. OCLC Number: 21903960

Golden Book ;. .