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Carol Saller

Born: in Peoria, Illinois
Pen Name: Carol Fisher Saller

Connection to Illinois: Saller was born in Peoria and currently resides in the Chicago area.

Biography: Carol Saller is a senior manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press and editor of the ''Chicago Manual of Style'' and the ''Chicago Manual of Sty''le Online's Q & A. She currently writes for the ''Lingua Franca'' blog at the ''Chronicle of Higher Education'', and has also worked as an editor of childrenís books at ''Cricket Books'' (Carus Publishing).

  • ''The Bridge Dancers''
  • -- The Carl Sandburg Award for Children's Literature ''George Washington Carver''
  • -- NCSS/CBC Notable Childrenís Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies ''Eddie's War''
  • -- Kirkus Reviews, Best Childrenís Books of 2011 (Starred review)

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

Carol Saller on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Eddie's war /
ISBN: 1608981088 OCLC: 741143445

Namelos, South Hampton, N.H. : ©2011.

"World War II. Hitler is threatening to take over the world. Eddie Carl thinks America should stop him-- it's just plain right. But Eddie's just a kid, and the farm in Ellisville, Illinois is a long way from the fighting. Eddie's war is a lyrical collection of prose vignettes linking Eddie, his family, and a small-town cast of Ellisvillians."--Jacket.

Florence Kelley /
ISBN: 1575050161 OCLC: 34651532

Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis : ©1997.

A biography of the determined woman who worked to improve the lives of children, the poor, and adult workers.

George Washington Carver /
ISBN: 1575054582 OCLC: 42291493

Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis : ©2001.

Recounts the life of the African-American agriculturist at the Tuskegee Institute, emphasizing his love of plants and his belief in living in harmony with the natural world.

  George Washington Carver. On My Own Biography.
ISBN: 1281289124 OCLC: 746501149

Lerner Pub. Group 2001.

Born a slave near the end of the Civil War, George Washington Carver was a small and sickly child. Too frail to work in the fields of the Missouri farm where he grew up, George did chores around the house. But when his work was done, he headed for the woods. There his lifelong love of nature was born. As a teacher and scientist at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute in the 1900s, George Washington Carver became famous for his work helping farmers grow better crops while sharing with them his love of nature's beauty. Follow George's inspiring life through this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written book.

  Moonlight blogger :
ISBN: 1463539207 OCLC: 801777633

Createspace, [Place of publication not identified] : 2011.

Pug, Slug, and Doug the Thug /
ISBN: 0876148038 OCLC: 27684258

Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis : ©1994.

A humorous Wild West tale, told in verse, about a dog, a cat, and a lone boy who team up to outwit the villainous bad guys Pug, Slug, and Doug the Thug.

  The bridge dancers /
ISBN: 0876146531 OCLC: 22276236

Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis : ©1991.

When her younger sister cuts her leg in an accident, Maisie uses the knowledge of herbal medicine she learned from their mother, a healer in their mountain community.

  The bridge dancers by Carol Saller :
ISBN: 1885603398 OCLC: 38942657

Developmental Studies Center, Oakland, CA : ©1996.

The subversive copy editor :
ISBN: 9780226240107 OCLC: 924683725

Longtime manuscript editor and Chicago Manual of Style guru Carol Fisher Saller has negotiated many a standoff between a writer and editor refusing to compromise on the rights and wrongs of prose styling. Saller realized that when these sides squared off, it was often the reader who lost. In her search for practical strategies for keeping the peace, The Subversive Copy Editor was born. Saller's ideas struck a chord, and the little book with big advice quickly became a must-have reference for copy editors everywhere. In this second edition, Saller adds new chapters, on the dangers of allegiance to outdated grammar and style rules and on ways to stay current in language and technology. She expands her advice for writers on formatting manuscripts for publication, on self-editing, and on how not to be difficult.

Working children /
ISBN: 1575052768 OCLC: 38162829

Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis : ©1998.

Describes the various jobs which children performed during the early 1900s, the reasons for employment, working conditions, the efforts of reformers, and child labor today.