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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carol Saller  

Pen Name: Carol Fisher Saller


Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: in Peoria, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Saller was born in Peoria and currently resides in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carol Saller is a senior manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press and editor of the ''Chicago Manual of Style'' and the ''Chicago Manual of Sty''le Online's Q & A. She currently writes for the ''Lingua Franca'' blog at the ''Chronicle of Higher Education'', and has also worked as an editor of children’s books at ''Cricket Books'' (Carus Publishing).


The Bridge Dancers The Carl Sandburg Award for Children's Literature George Washington Carver NCSS/CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies Eddie's War Kirkus Reviews, Best Children’s Books of 2011 (Starred review) Bankstreet Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2012 (Twelve to Fourteen, Outstanding Merit) 2012 Best of the Best Fiction for Teens, Chicago Public Library Nominated for Maryland's Black-Eyed Susan Award (2014-2015)

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Eddie's war /
ISBN: 1608981088. OCLC Number: 741143445

Namelos,. .

"World War II. Hitler is threatening to take over the world. Eddie Carl thinks America should stop him-- it's just plain right. But Eddie's just a kid, and the farm in Ellisville, Illinois is a long way from the fighting. Eddie's war is a lyrical collection of prose vignettes linking Eddie, his family, and a small-town cast of Ellisvillians."--Jacket.

Florence Kelley /
ISBN: 1575050161. OCLC Number: 34651532

Carolrhoda Books,. .

A biography of the determined woman who worked to improve the lives of children, the poor, and adult workers.

George Washington Carver /
ISBN: 1575054582. OCLC Number: 42291493

Carolrhoda Books,. .

Recounts the life of the African-American agriculturist at the Tuskegee Institute, emphasizing his love of plants and his belief in living in harmony with the natural world.

George Washington Carver. On My Own Biography.
ISBN: 1281289124. OCLC Number: 746501149

Lerner Pub. Group. .

Born a slave near the end of the Civil War, George Washington Carver was a small and sickly child. Too frail to work in the fields of the Missouri farm where he grew up, George did chores around the house. But when his work was done, he headed for the woods. There his lifelong love of nature was born. As a teacher and scientist at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute in the 1900s, George Washington Carver became famous for his work helping farmers grow better crops while sharing with them his love of nature's beauty. Follow George's inspiring life through this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written book.

Moonlight blogger :
ISBN: 1463539207. OCLC Number: 801777633

Createspace,. .

Pug, Slug, and Doug the Thug /
ISBN: 0876148038. OCLC Number: 27684258

Carolrhoda Books,. .

A humorous Wild West tale, told in verse, about a dog, a cat, and a lone boy who team up to outwit the villainous bad guys Pug, Slug, and Doug the Thug.

The bridge dancers /
ISBN: 0876146531. OCLC Number: 22276236

Carolrhoda Books,. .

When her younger sister cuts her leg in an accident, Maisie uses the knowledge of herbal medicine she learned from their mother, a healer in their mountain community.

The bridge dancers by Carol Saller :
ISBN: 1885603398. OCLC Number: 38942657

Developmental Studies Center,. .

The subversive copy editor :
ISBN: 9780226240107. OCLC Number: 924683725

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Longtime manuscript editor and Chicago Manual of Style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the rights and wrongs of prose styling. Saller realized that when these sides squared off, it was often the reader who lost. In her search for practical strategies for keeping the peace, The Subversive Copy Editor was born. Saller's ideas struck a chord, and the little book with big advice quickly became a must-have reference for copy editors everywhere. In this second edition, Saller adds new chapters, on the dangers of allegiance to outdated grammar and style rules and on ways to stay current in language and technology. She expands her advice for writers on formatting manuscripts for publication, on self-editing, and on how not to be difficult.

Working children /
ISBN: 1575052768. OCLC Number: 38162829

Carolrhoda Books,. .

Describes the various jobs which children performed during the early 1900s, the reasons for employment, working conditions, the efforts of reformers, and child labor today.