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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Nancy Gee  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD fiction



Illinois Connection

Gee lives in Orland Park. She is owner and president of Maywood Industries, Inc. , a company that manufactures specialty crating and sells building materials throughout the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Nancy Gee is a graduate of Drake University. Her first picture book, ''The Secret Drawer'', is based on a true story based on an unknown animal that got into her husband's sock drawer only to be discovered by the family cat. The unknown animal is later learned to be a flying squirrel. In the book, Gee educates children on what makes the flying squirrel a special creature and how kindness to animals is returned in unexpected ways.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''The Secret Drawer ''''' *Mom's Choice Award, Gold Recipient for Children's Picture Book, 2015 *Community Pride Award, from the Mayor of Orland Park, 2015