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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Francis Shura  

Pen Name: Mary S. Craig, Mary Craig, Mary Francis Shura Craig


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: Pratt, Kansas

-- Mary Francis Shura on WorldCat --

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Titles At Your Library

The Third Blonde
ISBN: 1555471404

Critics Choice Paperbacks/Lorevan Publishing. 1987

The Chicagoans
ISBN: B0012G99NK

Jove Publications. 1981

Flash point
ISBN: 0396088848

Dodd, Mead. 1987

Stated First Edition. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. Tannin to the edges of the book's upper page block. Toning to the page margins. The dust jacket has light wear at the head and heel of its spine and at its corners.

The Sunday Doll
ISBN: 0380706180

Camelot. 1989

Thirteen-year-old Emmy finds herself sheltered again from her family's problems when she is hastily sent to Aunt Harriett's for the summer because of a serious problem involving her older sister Jayne.

Diana (Sunfire)
ISBN: 059041416X

Scholastic Paperbacks. 1988

Diana is caught between her feelings for David, a handsome French Creole aristocrat, and John, a Kentucky frontiersman who has signed on for the Lewis and Clark expedition

Polly Panic
ISBN: 0380713349

Avon Books. 1992

When disastrous things happen as Polly enters sixth grade, she finds that in dealing with untrustworthy friends, bullies, and family problems, she has overcome her natural fearfulness

Gentle Annie: The true story of a Civil War nurse
ISBN: 0590443674

Scholastic. 1991

A biography of Anna Blair Etheridge, a nurse during the Civil War, from childhood through her four years of service with the Army of the Potomac.

Winter Dreams, Christmas Love (Point)
ISBN: 059044672X

Point. 1992

Ellen Marlowe, a high-school freshman, worries that her budding romance with dashing senior Michael Tyler will not survive when he goes off to college in the fall. Original.


Carl Sandburg Award, Friends of the Chicago Public Library, 1985, for The Search for Grissi.

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