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Mary Nourie

Born: 1948 in Kankakee, Illinois
Pen Name: Mary Jessie Parker

Connection to Illinois: Nourie was born in Kankakee, Illinois and is a life-long resident of central Illinois. She taught grades 1-3 in Cissna Park and Danville, Illinois public schools. She currently resides in Newman, Illinois.

Biography: Nourie has sold fiction stories, articles, and poems to ''Cricket'', ''Highlights'', ''Jack and Jill'', ''Zootles'', ''Clubhouse Jr'', ''Pennywhistle Press'', and ''Volunteer Fireman'' magazines.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children; Children; Young adult readers

Mary Nourie on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  City storm.
ISBN: 0590423061 OCLC: 795377695

Scholastic (Us), [Place of publication not identified] : 1993.

Night fire! /
ISBN: 0590414232 OCLC: 14967263

Scholastic, New York : ©1989.

"Night comes. Sparks leap. Fire grows. Alarm buzzes. Children wake. Sirens shriek." In terse statements, the mood of a night fire in a home is evoked. Includes advice for fire prevention and for dealing with a fire in the home.

The deep deep puddle /
ISBN: 0803737653 OCLC: 794624662

Dial Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2013.

During an overnight rainstorm, a large and deep puddle forms across a city street, and the next day increasing numbers of creatures or things disappear into it, from one shaggy dog to nine robbers.

Wild & Woolly /
ISBN: 0525472762 OCLC: 53880253

Dutton Childrens Books, New York : ©2005.

Wild, a bighorn sheep, and Woolly, a ranch sheep, decide to try each other's lives but find that they prefer their own after all.