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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Deborah Abbott  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Janesville, Wisconsin

-- Deborah Abbott on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Abbott moved to Evanston in 1966 and currently spends her winters there with her husband.

Biographical and Professional Information

Deborah Abbott has worked as a school librarian, editor, writer and reviewer of children's books for over 25 years. She is the wife of her co-author, Henry Kisor.

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Titles At Your Library

One TV Blasting and a Pig Outdoors
ISBN: 0807560758

Albert Whitman & Company. 1994

What’s it like to have a deaf father? As Conan explains, it’s not so different—but it’s always interesting. Conan tells how his father Henry Kisor learned to read and speak, made his way through “regular” schools, and grew up to be a newspaper editor and author. Conan also describes the challenges of lipreading and the technological advances that have made communication easier for his dad.



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