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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kimberly L. Sullivan  

Pen Name: K. Osborn Sullivan, Kimberly Osborn Sullivan


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1965 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Sullivan was born in Chicago and grew up on the south west side of Chicag. She now lives in Yorkville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kim Sullivan has a Ph.D. in political science, and has been teaching for 15 years. She has been working on not only young adult novels, but also humorous essays, middle grade novels, picture books, a little short fiction, an adult novel, and two nonfiction books.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Stones of Abraxas
ISBN: 1932815767

Medallion Press. 2006

David Stanhope is an average twelve-year-old. His friends are geeks. School is an endless series of humiliations. And his summer vacation is about to be wasted at a broken-down cabin in the middle of nowhere.

But there's a secret lurking in David's attic. It transports him and his sister Amanda to the magical world of Abraxas where dragons scour the prairie for prey and centaurs patrol in search of humans. They learn that the people of Abraxas live in fear of a centuries-old sorcerer who has spent his life trying to impose his evil rule on the entire land. If he discovers who David and Amanda really are, they will be forced to help him - or be destroyed.

Before the Stanhopes can escape back to their own world, they need answers: How did a priceless treasure end up in their attic? Why is a dragon afraid of a compass? Can a centaur wear a tool belt? Why is a huge talking frog following Amanda? And what's Lucy the Moat Monster's favorite food?

Maybe David isn't so average after all.

Muammar al-Qaddafi's Libya (Dictatorships)
ISBN: 0822586665

Twenty-First Century Books. 2008

Discusses the nation of Libya as ruled by Muammar al-Qaddafi, who rose to power in 1969 as part of a military junta which overthrew the existing monarchy.



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