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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frank Fiorello  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD C:CHILD Children's Fiction Illustrator

Born: in Rockford, Illinois

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Fiorello was born and raised in Rockford and lived in Calendonia for many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frank Fiorello's is an author and illustrator. He was a cartoonist/newsroom illustrator for the Rockford Register Star. Fiorello had polio as a child and has been in a wheelchair ever since. He traveled to South America, Europe and the Middle East as a member of the United States Olympic Wheelchair Team. He and his wife ran Fiorello's Pumpkin Patch, for many years. They now live in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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