Laurie Lawlor

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General Information

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Name: Laurie Lawlor

Pen Name: None

Born: 1953 in Oak Park, Illinois

Website: www.laurielawlor.com

Email: laurie@laurielawlor.com


Illinois Connection

Lawlor was born in Oak Park, grew up in LaGrange and attended Northwestern University. She currently resides in Evanston and is a part-time faculty member at Chicago's Columbia College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Since 1986, Laurie Lawlor has published more than 37 award-winning books of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. She is the 2010 recipient of the Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children presented by the Illinois Reading Council.

Published Works

Addie Series

  • Addie Across the Prairie, Albert Whitman & Company, 1986
  • Addie's Dakota Winter, Albert Whitman & Company, 1989
  • Addie's Long Summer, Albert Whitman & Company, 1992
  • George on His Own, Albert Whitman & Company, 1993
  • Addie's Forever Friend, Albert Whitman & Company, 1997


American Sisters Series

  • A Titanic Journey Across the Sea, 1912, Ministrel® Pocket Books, 1998
  • Voyage to a Free Land, 1630, Ministrel® Pocket Books, 1998
  • West Along the Wagon Road, 1852, Ministrel® Pocket Books, 1998
  • Adventure on the Wilderness Road, 1775, Pocket Books, 1999
  • Crossing the Colorado Rockies, 1864, Ministrel® Pocket Books, 1999
  • Down the Rio Grande, 1829, Ministrel® Hardback, 2000
  • Horseback on the Boston Post Road, 1704, Ministrel® Pocket Books, 2000
  • Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893, Ministrel® Hardback, 2001
  • Pacific Odyssey to California, 1905, Aladdin Pocket Books, 2001


Biographies

  • Daniel Boone, Albert Whitman & Company, 1989
  • Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis, Walker, 1994
  • The Real Johnny Appleseed, Albert Whitman & Company, 1995
  • Helen Keller: Rebellious Spirit, Holiday House, 2001
  • Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World, Holioday House, 2012
  • Super Women: Six Scientists Who Changed the World, Holiday House, 2017


Fiction

  • How to Survive the Third Grade, Albert Whitman & Company, 1988
  • Second-Grade Dog, Albert Whitman & Company, 1990
  • Little Women: A Story of Children, Newmarket Press, 1994 - Adapted by Laurie Lawlor from the screenplay by Robin Swicord. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Worm Club, Ministrel® Pocket Books, 1994
  • The Biggest Pest on Eighth Avenue, Holiday House, 1997
  • The Worst Kid Who Ever Lived on Eighth Avenue, Holiday House, 1998
  • Muddy As a Duck Puddle and Other American Similes, Holiday House, 2010


Historical Fiction

  • Gold in the Hills, Walker, 1995
  • Come Away With Me, Minstrel Books, 1996
  • Take to the Sky, Minstrel Books, 1996
  • Luck Follows Me, Minstrel Books, 1996
  • Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War, Jamestown Publishers, 2000
  • Old Crump: The True Story of a Trip West, Holiday House, 2002
  • The School at Crooked Creek, Holiday House, 2004
  • Dead Reckoning: A Pirate Voyage with Captain Drake, Simon & Schuster, 2005
  • The Two Loves of Will Shakespeare, Holiday House, 2006
  • He Will Go Fearless, Simon and Schuster, 2006


History

  • Where Will This Shoe Take You?: A Walk Through the History of Footwear, Walker 1996
  • Window on the West: The Frontier Photography of William Henry Jackson, Holiday House, 1999
  • Magnificent Voyage: The Story of Captain Cook's Last Expedition, Holiday House, 2002


Other Titles

  • This Tender Place: The Story of a Wetland Year, Terrace Books/University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Titles at Your Library

Addie Across the Prairie

ISBN: 0807501654
Release Date: 1987-10

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How to Survive Third Grade

ISBN: 0807534331
Release Date: 1988-07

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Addie's Long Summer

ISBN: 0807501670
Release Date: 1992-05

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Daniel Boone

ISBN: 0807514624
Release Date: 1988-11

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Second-Grade Dog

ISBN: 0807572802
Release Date: 1990-01

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Addie's Long Summer

ISBN: 0807501670
Release Date: 1992-05

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George on His Own

ISBN: 0807528234
Release Date: 1993-01

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Little Women: The Children's Picture Book

ISBN: 1557042160
Release Date: 1994-12-01

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ADVENTURE ON THE WILDERNESS ROAD 1775: AMERICAN SISTERS #4

ISBN: 0671015532
Release Date: 1999-02-01

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The WORM CLUB

ISBN: 0671789007
Release Date: 1994-05-01

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The Real Johnny Appleseed

ISBN: 0807569097
Release Date: 1995-06

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TAKE TO THE SKY: HEARTLAND #2 (Heartland Series)

ISBN: 0671537172
Release Date: 1996-09-01

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Where Will This Shoe Take You?: A Walk Through the History of Footwear

ISBN: 0802784348
Release Date: 1996-10

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The Biggest Pest on Eighth Avenue (A Holiday House Reader)

ISBN: 0823413217
Release Date: 1997-09-01

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Gold in the Hills

ISBN: 0802783716
Release Date: 1995-05

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Addie's Forever Friend

ISBN: 0807501646
Release Date: 1997-10

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A Titanic Journey Across the Sea 1912 (American Sisters)

ISBN: 0671027182
Release Date: 1998-10-01

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The Worst Kid Who Ever Lived on Eighth Avenue (A Holiday House Reader, Level 3)

ISBN: 0823413500
Release Date: 1998-03

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West Along the Wagon Road, 1852 (American Sisters)

ISBN: 0671015516
Release Date: 1998-09-01

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ADVENTURE ON THE WILDERNESS ROAD 1775: AMERICAN SISTERS #4

ISBN: 0671015532
Release Date: 1999-02-01

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Crossing the Colorado Rockies 1864 (American Sisters)

ISBN: 0671015540
Release Date: 1999-04-01

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Window on the West: The Frontier Photography of William Henry Jackson

ISBN: 0823413802
Release Date: 1999-10

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Jamestown's American Portraits: Wind on the River

ISBN: 0809205823
Release Date: 2001-02-12

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Down the Rio Grande, 1829 (American Sisters)

ISBN: 0671039229
Release Date: 2000-09-01

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Horseback On The Boston Post Road, 1704 (American Sisters)

ISBN: 0671039237
Release Date: 2000-12-01

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Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893 (American Sisters)

ISBN: 0671039245
Release Date: 2001-02-27

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Pacific Odyssey to California, 1905 (American Sisters)

ISBN: 0671039253
Release Date: 2001-06-26

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Dead Reckoning: A Pirate Voyage with Captain Drake

ISBN: 0689865775
Release Date: 2005-06-21

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This Tender Place: The Story of a Wetland Year

ISBN: 0299214605
Release Date: 2005-09-01

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The Two Loves of Will Shakespeare

ISBN: 0823419010
Release Date: 2006-06-01

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Literary Awards

Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis

  • Carl Sandburg Award
  • Golden Kite Honor Book Award

This Tender Place: The Story of a Wetland Year

  • Outstanding Achievement by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee

Rachel Carson and Her Book that Changed the World

  • John Burroughs Riverby Award, 2012
  • Amelia Bloomer Project list, 2013
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2014

Other Awards:

  • Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children, Illinois Reading Council, 2010

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Laurie Lawlor on WorldCat

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