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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frank Fiorello  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Children's Fiction Illustrator

Audience: Children;

Born: in Rockford, Illinois

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Fiorello was born and raised in Rockford and lived in Calendonia for many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frank Fiorello's is an author and illustrator. He was a cartoonist/newsroom illustrator for the Rockford Register Star. Fiorello had polio as a child and has been in a wheelchair ever since. He traveled to South America, Europe and the Middle East as a member of the United States Olympic Wheelchair Team. He and his wife ran Fiorello's Pumpkin Patch, for many years. They now live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Frankie big head becomes an artist /
ISBN: 0970840020. OCLC Number: 51643671

Pumpkin Patch Pub.,. .

Story about how the author used his curiosity and the five senses to develop his artistic abilities."

Harvest song /
ISBN: 0964630095. OCLC Number: 45150488

[Pumpkin Patch Books],. .

Two children and their cat discover the changing patterns of nature.

Mom, when will it be Halloween? /
ISBN: 0964630052. OCLC Number: 42459953

F. Fiorello,. .

Young children learn what activities lead to Halloween, from signs of autumn to visiting the pumpkin patch.

Oh, how I wished I could read! /
ISBN: 0910941106. OCLC Number: 31952795

John Gile Communications,. .

A little boy has a nightmare that he can't read and is relieved when he wakes up and finds that it isn't true.

Pumpkin patch cats /
ISBN: 096463001X. OCLC Number: 38742886

F. Fiorello,. .

Every Halloween, as moonlight casts shadows over the old harvest barn and pumpkins glow brightly in the night, the pumpkin patch cats come out to play.

Pumpkin patch scarecrows /
ISBN: 0964630036. OCLC Number: 40777926

F. Fiorello,. .

Explores the life and duties of a scarecrow in a pumpkin patch.

ISBN: 0970840004. OCLC Number: 48159471

F. Fiorello,. .

Peter and his animal friends join forces to grow the biggest pumpkin in PUMPKINVILLE!

Searching for the perfect pumpkin /
ISBN: 0964630001. OCLC Number: 36675722

F. Fiorello,. .

Searching for the perfect pumpkin follow two children and a hilarious black cat on a fun romp through the Pumpkin Patch.

Spanky, the cat who loved Christmas /
ISBN: 0965949508. OCLC Number: 38500542

[Pointed Ear Press],. .

Stanley has trouble deciding what to give his mother for Mother's Day.

The story of Pumpkin /
ISBN: 0964630028. OCLC Number: 40198023

F. Fiorello,. .

In the Pumpkin Patch, a little pumpkin is not chosen to be a jack-o-lantern, but one of its seeds gives rise to another pumpkin the following year, and that one does become a jack-o-lantern.

When I read /
ISBN: 0964630060. OCLC Number: 45230284

F. Fiorello,. .

"A story about how your imagination can take you on exciting adventures when you discover the power of reading."