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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  France Mitchell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1969 in Montreal Canada


Illinois Connection

France lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tad and France Mitchell have lived in the suburbs of Chicago for more than a decade. Tad was born in Evanston, Illinois, and France in Montréal, Canada. They met as teenagers when their families participated as cast in an outdoor play in upstate New York. Tad works in software. France is a homemaker. They have four children and one grandchild. This is their first book, Tad is the author and France is the illustrater.

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Titles At Your Library

Where Is the Sears Tower? (Collector's Edition - Signed & Numbered)
ISBN: 061547828X

Tad Mitchell. 2011

"Where Is the Sears Tower?" tells the story of Peter, a pigeon who travels to Chicago to visit his grandfather who lives at the Willis Tower (formerly named the Sears Tower). Along the way, Peter passes various city landmarks, meets animals (each with a distinct personality), and discovers his inner compass. This read-to-me book is intended for children and adults. The amazingly detailed artwork captures Chicago s true essence as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Each painting (except the first) contains a part of the Willis Tower.

This is the first printing of the book. There were only 2000 hardcover copies printed. Each is numbered and signed by the author and illustrator.