Pen Name: Mary Jessie Parker
Born: 1948 in Kankakee, Illinois
Nourie was born in Kankakee, Illinois and is a life-long resident of central Illinois. She taught grades 1-3 in Cissna Park and Danville, Illinois public schools. She currently resides in Newman, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
Nourie has sold fiction stories, articles, and poems to Cricket, Highlights, Jack and Jill, Zootles, Clubhouse Jr, Pennywhistle Press, and Volunteer Fireman magazines.
- Night Fire!, Scholastic, 1989
- City Storm, Scholastic, 1990
- Wild and Woolly, Dutton Children's Books, 2004
- The Deep, Deep, Puddle, Dutton Children's Books, 2012
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Release Date: 1989-10
Release Date: 1993-12
Wild and Woolly
Release Date: 2005-02-03
The Deep Deep Puddle
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
TOPICS FOR TALKS, PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
- How a Book Becomes a Book
- Writer to Author
- A Few Words (Or How Dreams Come True)
- Writing In The Classroom (writing ideas and starters for teachers)
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