Elizabeth Gould Hearne

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General Information

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Name: Elizabeth Gould Hearne

Pen Name: Betsy Gould

Birth Year: 1942

Place of Birth: Wilsonville, Alabama

Website: www.lis.uiuc.edu/~hearne/

Email: hearne@alexia.lis.uiuc.edu

Contact Information: Agent Philippa Brophy Sterling Lord Agency, Inc. 660 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10021

Illinois Connection

Hearne earned an MA from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago in 1968.

Biographical and Professional Information

After library school, Hearne worked as a children's book reviewer for Booklist magazine and taught classes in children's literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1973, she became the editor of the children's book section of Booklist. Hearne's first book for children, South Star, was published in 1977. She has since published young adult novels, short story collections, and picture books, as well as two collections of poetry and a guide to children's literature. In 1979, Hearne returned to graduate school, earning a PhD in 1985 from the Graduate Library School at the University of Chicago. From 1985 to 1992, she taught at the University of Chicago. In 1992, Hearne joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she teaches children's literature and storytelling. She is also Director of the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois.

Published Works

  • South Star, Atheneum, 1977
  • Home, Atheneum, 1979
  • Choosing Books for Children, A Commonsense Guide, Delacorte, 1981
  • Eli`s Ghost, Simon & Schuster, 1987
  • Polaroid and Other Poems of View, Macmillan, 1991
  • Eliza`s Dog, Simon and Schuster, 1996
  • Seven Brave Women, Greenwillow Books, 1997
  • Whose in the Hall, A Mystery in Four Chapters, Greenwillow, 2000
  • Wishes, Kisses and Pigs, Simon & Schuster, 2001
  • The Canine Connection, Stories About Dogs and People, Simon & Schuster, 2003

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

South Star

ISBN: 0689500912
Release Date: 1977-09

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ISBN: 0689501145
Release Date: 1983-10

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Choosing Books for Children: A Commonsense Guide

ISBN: 0252069285
Release Date: 2000-05-19

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Eli's Ghost

ISBN: 0689504209
Release Date: 1987-03-31

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ISBN: 0689505302
Release Date: 1991-03-30

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Eliza's Dog

ISBN: 068980704X
Release Date: 1996-04-01

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Seven Brave Women

ISBN: 0060799218
Release Date: 2006-01-24

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Who's in the Hall?: A Mystery in Four Chapters

ISBN: 0688162614
Release Date: 2000-08-31

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Literary Awards

Carl Sandburg award for Eli`s Ghost 1987

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Elizabeth Gould Hearne on WorldCat

Elizabeth Gould Hearne on Amazon


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