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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lynn E. McElfresh  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children; Children;

Born: in Urbana, Illinois


-- Website -- Islands
-- Lynn E. McElfresh on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=lynn++e.+mcelfresh


Illinois Connection

McElfresh was born in Urbana and grew up there. She later lived in Decatur.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lynn McElfresh is a writer and lifetime member of the Girl Scouts. When she was in high school, she helped with a troop of Girl Scouts that had fourteen deaf girls and two girls who were deaf and blind. She has written two books and is also the ghost writer for several other children’s books.In 2009 she became a regular contributor to ''Thousand Islands Life'', a monthly journal of articles about the about the St. Lawrence River and Great Lake Ontario region. McElfresh spends her summers in the Thousands Islands on Grenell Island and winters in Dunedin, Florida.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Can you feel the thunder?
ISBN: 0736228039. OCLC Number: 227210520

Hampton-Brown,. .

Thirteen-year-old Mic Parsons struggles with mixed feelings about his deaf and blind sister while at the same time he makes his way through the turmoils of junior high.

Can you feel the thunder? /
ISBN: 068982324X. OCLC Number: 39556275

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

Thirteen-year-old Mic Parsons struggles with mixed feelings about his deaf and blind sister while at the same time he makes his way through the turmoils of junior high.

Strong deaf
ISBN: 9781608981267. OCLC Number: 823028280

Namelos,. .

Like many sisters, Jade and Marla don't have much in common aside from their dog, Beezley. Jade can hear; Marla is deaf. ... When Marla and Jade end up on the same [softball] team one summer, it looks as if it's going to be a long, painful season--Flap p. 1 of dust jacket.

Strong deaf /
ISBN: 1608981274. OCLC Number: 823028280

Namelos,. .

"Like many sisters, Jade and Marla don't have much in common aside from their dog, Beezley. Jade can hear; Marla is deaf. ... When Marla and Jade end up on the same [softball] team one summer, it looks as if it's going to be a long, painful season"--Flap p. 1 of dust jacket.

Additional Title Information

  • Can You Feel the Thunder?

    , Antheneum, 1999

  • Strong Deaf

    , namelos, 2012


    Awards

    Can You Feel The Thunder

  • Nomination, Rebecca Caudill Award, 2003

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)