Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Non-Fiction Born: 1956 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionNolan was born in Chicago and currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois. She also graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationJanet Nolan has a B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a member of the Illinois chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).Nolan was standing on the rocky shores of Ireland's west coast when she saw the perfect setting for her first picture book. ''The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh'' celebrates an Irish American family history and the stories they told. On his way to America from Ireland to escape the Potato Famine, young Fergus carves a shillelagh from his favorite blackthorn tree, and each St. Patrick's Day for generations, his story is retold by one of his descendants.
*''A Father`s Day Thank You'', Albery Whitman, 2007 *''PB&J Hooray!: Your Sandwich`s Amazing Journey from Farm to Table'', Albert Whitman, 2014 *''Seven and a Half Tons of Steel'', Peachtree, 2016 *''The Firehouse Light'', Tricycle Press, 2010 *''The St. Patrick`s Day Shillelagh'', Albert Whitman, 2002