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Gayle Pearson

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: N/A

Biography: N/A

  • Best Children`s Book, Bay Area Reviewer`s Association, 1986, for Fish Friday.

Primary Audience(s): Children; Children

Gayle Pearson on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Don't call it paradise /
ISBN: 068982579X OCLC: 39981205

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York : 1999.

When thirteen-year-old Maddie goes to visit her best friend Beanie in California, she hopes that Beanie's older brother has changed, but she slowly recalls a terrible secret from the past that makes her realize just what kind of person he really is.

Fish Friday /
ISBN: 0689312008 OCLC: 12695607

Atheneum, New York : 1986.

With her mother off to New York City to study art, fourteen-year-old Jamie is frustrated and confused by her dreams of life in the big city and the realities of life in her predictable small town with her father and younger brother.

One potato, tu :
ISBN: 0590471007 OCLC: 30018028

Scholastic, New York : 1993, ©1992.

Life is always interesting in twelve-year-old Lindsey's family, whether her mother is going off to summer camp to escape the kids or big brother Eric is being forced into a bird-calling contest by a bet with a neighbor.

The Coming Home Cafe /
ISBN: 0689313381 OCLC: 17548068

Atheneum, New York : 1988.

In the summer of 1933, fearing that the Depression will never release its stranglehold on her family, fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Turnquist leaves to ride the rails from town to town looking for work.

The fog doggies and me /
ISBN: 0689318456 OCLC: 27267350

Atheneum ; New York : 1993.

Twelve-year-old Starr has as much trouble dealing with her younger sister's adoration as she does with her feelings of betrayal when her longtime best friend finds a boyfriend.