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Nancy Gee

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Gee lives in Orland Park. She is owner and president of Maywood Industries, Inc. , a company that manufactures specialty crating and sells building materials throughout the Chicago area.

Biography: Nancy Gee is a graduate of Drake University. Her first picture book, ''The Secret Drawer'', is based on a true story based on an unknown animal that got into her husband's sock drawer only to be discovered by the family cat. The unknown animal is later learned to be a flying squirrel. In the book, Gee educates children on what makes the flying squirrel a special creature and how kindness to animals is returned in unexpected ways.

  • '''''The Secret Drawer '''''
  • -- Mom's Choice Award, Gold Recipient for Children's Picture Book, 2015
  • -- Community Pride Award, from the Mayor of Orland Park, 2015

Primary Literary Genre(s): fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Nancy Gee on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

The secret drawer
ISBN: 9780990560319 OCLC: 897439709

Based on a true story, after a real flying squirrel found its way into her bedroom and into her sock drawer. The adventure began when her cat, Odis, refused to budge from the front of the dresser for two long days.