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Jim May

Born: in Spring Grove, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Jim May was born and raised Spring Grove. He currently resides in Woodstock.

Biography: Jim May is an author and storyteller. He is the founder of the Illinois Storytelling Festival. His stories have taken him across the United States and Europe. He received a 1989 Chicago Emmy award for a WTTW-channel 11 T.V. production of his original story, ''A Bell for Shorty''.


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

Jim May on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Farm On Nippersink Creek (American Storytelling)
ISBN: 0874834198 OCLC: 29754439

August House 1995

  The Boo Baby Girl meets the ghost of Mable's Gable
ISBN: 9781624910333 OCLC: 942753462

Something of a quest story for the picture book set, this playful horror tale sets young protagonists against the Ghost of of Mable's Gable. In Jim May's version of a story from children's folklore, eighth grade boys swagger but fail, only to be followed by outdone by an unlikely heroine.

  The Boo Baby Girl meets the ghost of Mable's Gable /
ISBN: 1878925032 OCLC: 26701468

Brotherstone Publishers, Elgin, Ill. : 1992.

A playful horror tale about a toddler who is not afraid of haunted houses or ghosts.