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

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