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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Janet Nolan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1956 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.janetnolan.com/index.html
-- Janet Nolan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=janet+nolan

E-Mail: -- janet@janetnolan.com


Illinois Connection

Nolan was born in Chicago and currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois. She also graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janet Nolan has a B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the Illinois chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).Nolan was standing on the rocky shores of Ireland's west coast when she saw the perfect setting for her first picture book. ''The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh'' celebrates an Irish American family history and the stories they told. On his way to America from Ireland to escape the Potato Famine, young Fergus carves a shillelagh from his favorite blackthorn tree, and each St. Patrick's Day for generations, his story is retold by one of his descendants.


Awards

The Firehouse Light


-- Starred Review, School Library Journal

Seven and a Half Tons of Steel


-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Nolan enjoys talking to students about writing. You can find out more about her presentations at the [http://www.janetnolan.com/school-visits "School Visits" link] of her website.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A Father's Day thank you
ISBN: 9781497612761. OCLC Number: 874920940

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Harvey doesn't know what to get his father for Father's Day. It's especially hard when his older sisters and brother seem so sure that their presents are his favorites. Then Harvey remembers all of the nice things his dad helped him with that week.

A Father's Day thank you /
ISBN: 0807522910. OCLC Number: 71004001

Albert Whitman,. .

Harvey the bear searches for the perfect Father's Day present and decides that thanking his dad is the best gift of all.

PB
ISBN: 1854374192. OCLC Number: 55738799

Tate Pub. ;. .

Peter Blake is one of the most influential and original artists working in Britain today, with a career that spans six decades. His fascination with the heroes of popular music, sport and film made him a vital contributor to the emergence of Pop art in Britain. He continues to produce work in a diverse range of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, assemblage, printmaking and illustration. Writer and curator Natalie Rudd provides a comprehensive account of Blake's life and art. With new interviews with the artist and over 100 colour illustrations.

PB & J hooray! :
ISBN: 0807563978. OCLC Number: 868300657

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Describes the journey a sandwich has made before it is eaten, from planting, farming, and harvesting to production, delivery, and shopping.

Seven and a half tons of steel
ISBN: 9781501944338. OCLC Number: 966365090

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Following the September 11th terrorist attack, a steel beam from the destroyed World Trade Center was given to the United States Navy and used to create the bow for the warship USS New York.

Seven and a half tons of steel /
ISBN: 1561459127. OCLC Number: 930364317

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There is a ship, a Navy ship. It is called the USS New York. It is big like other Navy ships, and it sails like other Navy ships, but there is something special about the USS New York. Following the events of September 11, 2001, the governor of New York gave the Navy a steel beam that was once inside one of the World Trade Towers. The beam was driven from New York to a foundry in Louisiana. Metal workers heated the beam to a high, high temperature. Chippers and grinders, painters and polishers worked on the beam for months. And then, seven and a half tons of steel, which had once been a beam in the World Trade Center, became a Navy ship's bow.

The firehouse light /
ISBN: 1582462984. OCLC Number: 313077904

Tricycle Press,. .

The true story of a light bulb in a firehouse located in Livermore, California, that has stayed lit for more than one hundred years.

The St. Patrick's Day shillelagh
ISBN: 9781497644236. OCLC Number: 878109475

Albert Whitman & Company,. .

On his way from Ireland to America to escape the potato famine, young Fergus carves a shillelagh from his favorite blackthorn tree, and each St. Patrick's Day for generations, his story is retold by one of his descendants.

The St. Patrick's Day shillelagh /
ISBN: 0807573450. OCLC Number: 49285470

A. Whitman & Co.,. .

On his way from Ireland to America to escape the potato famine, young Fergus carves a shillelagh from his favorite blackthorn tree, and each St. Patrick's Day for generations, his story is retold by one of his descendants.