Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jim May  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Spring Grove, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jim May was born and raised Spring Grove. He currently resides in Woodstock.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jim May is an author and storyteller. He is the founder of the Illinois Storytelling Festival. His stories have taken him across the United States and Europe. He received a 1989 Chicago Emmy award for a WTTW-channel 11 T.V. production of his original story, ''A Bell for Shorty''.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''Along with his storytelling, May presents several types of programs including ''' *Assemblies for Students *Writing workshops for Students *In-service training/workshops for Teachers *Keynote presentation '''Inquiries can be forwarded to ''' P.O. Box 1012 Woodstock, Illinois 60098 Phone 815-648-2039 Fax 815-648-2935 Email []

Selected Titles At Your Library

Farm On Nippersink Creek (American Storytelling)
ISBN: 0874834198. OCLC Number: 29754439

August House. .

The Boo Baby Girl meets the ghost of Mable's Gable
ISBN: 9781624910333. OCLC Number: 942753462

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Something of a quest story for the picture book set, this playful horror tale sets young protagonists against the Ghost of of Mable's Gable. In Jim May's version of a story from children's folklore, eighth grade boys swagger but fail, only to be followed by outdone by an unlikely heroine.

The Boo Baby Girl meets the ghost of Mable's Gable /
ISBN: 1878925032. OCLC Number: 26701468

Brotherstone Publishers,. .

A playful horror tale about a toddler who is not afraid of haunted houses or ghosts.