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Elizabeth Bates

Born: 1921 in Evanston, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Elizabeth was born in Evanston and lives there today.

Biography: Elizabeth began her career as a secretary before becoming a childrens author.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Elizabeth Bates on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Ask me tomorrow /
ISBN: 0823406598 OCLC: 15521565

Holiday House, New York : ©1987.

Although fifteen-year-old Paige thinks he is determined to get away from home and pursue his own career goals in the big city, thirteen-year-old Abby confuses the issue by helping him see his Maine countryside in a more appreciative way.

Hey there, owlface /
ISBN: 082340868X OCLC: 22345928

Holiday House, New York : ©1991.

Nine-year-old Brad forms a special relationship with the owls roosting in his family's barn, one that is threatened by a trigger-happy neighbor.

  It must've been the fish sticks /
ISBN: 0671465406 OCLC: 10296016

Archway/Pocket Books, New York : 1983, ©1982.

  Picking up the pieces.
ISBN: 0671531387 OCLC: 795277455

Simon & Schuster Books, [Place of publication not identified] : 1982.

Nell has loved Dexter since first grade, but once they reach junior high and he begins to change, she must decide how strong her feelings really are.

Say cheese /
ISBN: 0823405400 OCLC: 10696886

Holiday House, New York : ©1984.

When Christy wins 100 dollars in a radio contest, she is torn between buying Christmas presents for her large family and buying a new dress for herself.

That's what T.J. says /
ISBN: 082340465X OCLC: 8387932

Holiday House, New York : ©1982.

With her grandparents too busy to pay attention to her and her father traveling a lot, twelve-year-old Mouse is heavily dependent upon her brother T.J. until she befriends another misfit like herself.

Thatcher Payne-in-the-neck /
ISBN: 0823405842 OCLC: 11972696

Holiday House, New York : ©1985.

Two friends with one parent each decide to do some matchmaking, only to later wonder if they've been too successful.

  Tough beans /
ISBN: 0440406897 OCLC: 26987762

Dell, New York : 1992, ©1988.

With the help of his best friend Cassie, fourth-grader Nat comes to terms with his diabetes and a bully named Jasper.