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Joan L. Kelly

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Kelly lived in Litchfield and now lives in Springfield, Illinois.


  • The three "Hiding the Stranger" stories have been combined into a trilogy and received the Catholic Writer's Guild Seal of Approval.

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers

Joan L. Kelly on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Hiding the stranger :
ISBN: 0981885462 OCLC: 551184712

Bezalel Books, Waterford, MI : ©2008.

"The adventure that began on a small Illinois farm comes to a conclusion in the active city of Chicago. Our teenaged hero's quest to find his identity and reach home culminates at the historic Union Station."--Page 4 of cover.

  Hiding the stranger in Hickory Valley /
ISBN: 0980048311 OCLC: 551184719

Bezalel Books, Waterford, MI : ©2008.

Katie, a young farm girl, finds an unconscious teenager in a meadow. Who is this stranger who shows up on the small Illinois farm? Katie and her siblings try to help him discover who he is and they find themselves involved in intrigue, too.

Hiding the stranger on Baker Street /
ISBN: 0980048338 OCLC: 551195751

Bezalel Books, Waterford, MI : ©2008.

Our teenage hero is being followed by vicious kidnappers. He waits at the house of a new friend and narrowly escapes recapture in the town of Bedford. As he continues the quest to find his identity and reach home his memory begins to return.

My big feet /
ISBN: 0979497639 OCLC: 173961906

Bezalel Books, Waterford, MI : ©2007.

"Becoming part of a group and having friends can be a lot of fun ... However, we have all gone through times when we didn't quite seem to fit in. Rob Sanderson and his friends knew that they wern't part of the "popular' kids, but that didn't stop them from accepting each other and facing life's challenges. Join this group of misfits as they combine forces to find a way to outwit dangerous spies and save their new classmate and her family."--Page 4 of cover.