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Genre: C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction



Illinois Connection

Billingsley graduated from University of Chicago High School and currently resides in Lake Forest.

Biographical and Professional Information

Franny Billingsley graduated from Tufts University in 1976 and from Boston University Law School in 1979. After moving back to Chicago, she wrote for many years while working at 57th Street Books in Hyde Park until 1999. She is now an award-winning author of children's books and fantasy novels for young adults.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Well Wished''''' *Anne Spencer Lindbergh Prize Honor Book for best fantasy written in the English language in 1998 '''''The Folk Keeper''''' *Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction *Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 2000 '''''Chime''''' *National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist, 2011 *2014 ILLINOIS READS Book