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Lynn E. McElfresh

Born: in Urbana, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: McElfresh was born in Urbana and grew up there. She later lived in Decatur.

Biography: Lynn McElfresh is a writer and lifetime member of the Girl Scouts. When she was in high school, she helped with a troop of Girl Scouts that had fourteen deaf girls and two girls who were deaf and blind. She has written two books and is also the ghost writer for several other children’s books.In 2009 she became a regular contributor to ''Thousand Islands Life'', a monthly journal of articles about the about the St. Lawrence River and Great Lake Ontario region. McElfresh spends her summers in the Thousands Islands on Grenell Island and winters in Dunedin, Florida.


Awards:
    '''''Can You Feel The Thunder'''''
  • -- Nomination, Rebecca Caudill Award, 2003

Primary Audience(s): Children; Children

Website: Islands
Lynn E. McElfresh on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=lynn++e.+mcelfresh


Selected Titles

  Can you feel the thunder?
ISBN: 0736228039 OCLC: 227210520

Hampton-Brown, Carmel, Calif. : ©1999.

Thirteen-year-old Mic Parsons struggles with mixed feelings about his deaf and blind sister while at the same time he makes his way through the turmoils of junior high.

Can you feel the thunder? /
ISBN: 068982324X OCLC: 39556275

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York : ©1999.

Thirteen-year-old Mic Parsons struggles with mixed feelings about his deaf and blind sister while at the same time he makes his way through the turmoils of junior high.

Strong deaf /
ISBN: 1608981274 OCLC: 823028280

Namelos, South Hampton, N.H. : ©2012.

"Like many sisters, Jade and Marla don't have much in common aside from their dog, Beezley. Jade can hear; Marla is deaf. ... When Marla and Jade end up on the same [softball] team one summer, it looks as if it's going to be a long, painful season"--Flap p. 1 of dust jacket.

 

 

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