Mary Francis Shura Craig
Born: February 27, 1923 in Pratt, Kansas
Died: January 12, 1991 in Maywood, Illinois Pen Name: Mary Francis Shura, M F Craig, Meredith Hill, Mary Craig, Alexis Hill, Mary Shura Craig, Mary S Craig, M S Craig Connection to Illinois: Shura Craig lived in Maywood at the time of her death. Biography: Mary Francis Shura Craig was a writer of over 50 novels from 1960 to 1990. She wrote children's adventures and young adult romances as Mary Francis Shura, M. F. Craig, and Meredith Hill; gothic novels as Mary Craig; romance novels as Alexis Hill, Mary Shura Craig and Mary S. Craig; and suspense novels as M. S. Craig. She was a recipient of the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award in 1985, and was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America in 1990.
- Mary Francis Shura was a recipient of the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award in 1985.
ISBN: 059042016x OCLC: 20128337 Scholastic, New York : ©1989. All Darcy wants to do is have fun for her sixteenth birthday. But the Galveston hurricane of September 1900, changes all that.
ISBN: 0590407163 OCLC: 16140643 Scholastic, New York : 1987.
|Polly panic /
ISBN: 0399222146 OCLC: 20056018 Putnam, New York : ©1990. When disastrous things happen as Polly enters sixth grade, she finds that in dealing with untrustworthy friends, bullies, and family problems, she has overcome her natural fearfulness.
|The Josie gambit /
ISBN: 0396088104 OCLC: 13007613 Dodd, Mead, New York : ©1986. Shy, twelve-year-old, chess-loving Greg is apprehensive about spending six months with his grandmother in Pineville, Illinois; but his relationship with the outgoing Nolan family involves him in some real-life chess moves with a troubled girl, that open him up to loyalty and friendship with people who really count.
|The search for Grissi /
ISBN: 0396085849 OCLC: 11550269 Dodd, Mead, New York, N.Y. : ©1985. Eleven-year-old Peter feels uncomfortable at home and school after his family moves to Brooklyn, until his search for his sister's missing cat opens up a new life for him.
|The Sunday doll /
ISBN: 0396093094 OCLC: 17505994 Dodd, Mead, New York : ©1988. Thirteen-year-old Emmy finds herself sheltered again from her family's problems when she is hastily sent to Aunt Harriett's for the summer because of a serious problem involving her older sister Jayne.