Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lisa Maggiore  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Maggiore was born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago. She still resides in Chicago today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lisa Maggiore graduated from Southern Illinois University and the University of Chicago. She was a social worker for 20 years, ten of those years were in the Chicago Public School System. Along with her other books listed, Maggiore has also written the ebook, ''Pinterest Saved My Marriage''.


Awards

Ava the Monster Slayer


-- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Ava the monster slayer :
ISBN: 1634501519. OCLC Number: 910964648

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"When her beloved Piggy is left in the dryer in the basement, Ava knows she'll have to face the ferocious monsters lurking in the dark if she wants to rescue her favorite stuffed animal. Don't underestimate Ava just because she's 'cute' and wears 'adorable glasses'--she's really a fierce monster slayer"--

AVA THE MONSTER SLAYER :
ISBN: 1510748105. OCLC Number: 1089978863

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Ava proved she’s a fierce monster slayer after defeating the ferocious basement monsters to save her favorite stuffed animal, Piggy, in Ava the Monster Slayer: A Warrior Who Wears Glass. Now, Ava must gather her courage once again as she gets ready to attend an overnight camp for the first time. She and her cousin, Sophia, are scared of being away from home, but they take comfort in Piggy and Sophia’s Teddy being by their sides. After an evening hike, Ava and Sophia return to their cabin and discover Piggy and Teddy are gone! The girls refuse to leave their beloved stuffed animals outside overnight and quickly devise a rescue mission. Ava knows that they’ll have to be fierce when they face the monsters lurking in the dark woods. The girls don’t have weapons to help them confront the monsters (Ava’s warrior sword is at home!), so they make their own using rubber bands, a hanger, and candy. Not even the growls or the stinky smells of the creatures in the woods are going to stop them in their quest. Ava and Sophia are determined to rescue Piggy and Teddy—no matter what.

Home from within /
ISBN: 0986271802. OCLC Number: 960814014

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It's the fall of '82, and Jessica Turner has finally been set free, entering a public high school after being homeschooled. But her mother wears a frown and her father wears his Colt .45s, with a warning: no dating allowed. Seeking warmth, Jessica finds herself in a secret relationship with bad boy Paul Peterson. When the relationship-and Jessica's pregnancy-are discovered, Paul will be dead by nightfall.