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Joan Bauer

Born: 1951 in Oak Park, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bauer was born in Oak Park and grew up in River Forest, Illinois.

Biography: Joan Bauer worked as a freelancer for broadcast and television before she started writing children's books. Her first book was an immediate success and received several awards. Joan Bauer currently resides in New York.



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