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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kim Long  

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Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Long lives in Addison.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kim Long loves to write stories with a sense of adventure, a dash of magic, and a hint of science. She wrote her first book at age 10, where she combined the best parts of her favorite Choose Your Own Adventure books into a single story. When not writing, she loves playing board games, watching Star Wars movies, and riding her bike along Illinois's many trails.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament
ISBN: 0762466987. OCLC Number: 1085588564

Running Press Kids. .

Twelve-year-old physics whiz Lexi Magill won't let anything stop her from winning Wisconsin's Teleportation Tournament-- the annual competition where teams teleport around the world to solve STEAM-based puzzles. She needs the prize money if she wants to re-enroll in the science academy her parents can no longer afford. Added bonus: she'll be able to reconnect with her best friend Haley. But Lexi's two teammates put a wrench in her plans. When one misreads a clue that lands the team in a castle in Germany, and the other loses her teleportation medallion in Poland, Lexi wonders what she's gotten herself into. Struggling to keep her team under control as the race rages on, Lexi not only has to figure out how to get back on course (literally), but she must decide how far she's willing to go to win, and who her real friends are. With riddles to solve and messages to decode, this interactive read won't disappoint!