Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Turner  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1931 in Carmi, Illinois

-- Barbara Turner on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Turner was born in Carmi and educated at Southern Illinois University in Carbaondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara Turner was a school teacher for 32 years. She was educated in a one room country school and went on to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Il.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Treasure in Ghost Town
ISBN: 1555175406

Cedar Fort. 2001

While spending the summer in Cripple Creek, Colorado, Tom and Tammy explore an empty, boarded-up house and find a hidden treasure.

Ginny's Dream
ISBN: 1594575916

BookSurge Publishing. 2004

Ginny Haines, born the middle child in a family of eight to a poor farmer in Southern Illinois attended a one-room school from 1937-1945. Usually finding herself in a grade by herself, she made the best of the situation, enjoying the annual wiener roasts and contests, taking part in plays running in track meets, playing first base--without a glove, and joining the boys' basketball team. But Ginny has this dream...



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