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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Jo Adamson  

Pen Name: M.J. Adamson

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Fiction Mystery

Born: 1935 in Moline, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Adamson was born in Moline, Illinois and worked in Seneca, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Jo Adamson began her career as a high school English teacher in Seneca, Illinois.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''May's Newfangled Mirth'' was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review in 1989.