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Jamie Gilson

Born: July 4, 1933 in Beardstown, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Jamie was born in Beardstown and has lived in Pittsfield and Oak Park. She attended Northwestern University and currently resides in Wilmette.

Biography: Jamie Gilson has worked as a junior high teacher in Des Plaines, Illinois and has been a writer, producer and actor for educational radio programs at the Chicago Public Schools station WBEZ. She also wrote commercials for fine arts radio station WFMT in Chicago and wrote films and film strips for Encyclopaedia Brittanica Films and was a columnist for Chicago magazine.


Awards:
    '''Body of Work'''
  • -- Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children presented by the Illinois Reading Council, 2005
  • -- Chicago Children's Reading Round Table Award for outstanding contributions to the field of children's literature, 1989 '''''Stink Alley'''''
  • -- Society of Midland Authors Award for Children's Fiction, 2002 '''''Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub'''''
  • -- Sequoyah Award, Oklahoma, 1985
  • -- Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award, 1985
  • -- The Land of Enchantment Award, New Mexico, 1986
  • -- Buckeye Award, Ohio, 1987
  • -- Sunshine State Award, Florida, 1987 '''''Do Bananas Chew Gum?'''''
  • -- Carl Sandburg Award, Friends of the Chicago Public Library, 1981
  • -- Charlie May Simon Award, Arkansas, 1981 '''''Harvey, the Beer Can King'''''
  • -- Merit Award, Friends of American Writers, 1979

Primary Audience(s): Children; Children; Young adult readers

Email: jamie@jamiegilson.com
Website: http://www.jamiegilson.com/
Jamie Gilson on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jamie+gilson


Selected Titles

4B goes wild
ISBN: 9780062126672 OCLC: 817733279

HarperCollins Publishers, Pymble, NSW ; 2011.

Fourth graders on a three-day camping trip with their teachers experience frights and delights.

4B goes wild /
ISBN: 0671680633 OCLC: 19868153

Pocket Books, New York : 1989, ©1983.

Fourth graders on a three-day camping trip with their teachers experience frights and delights.

Bug in a rug /
ISBN: 0618316701 OCLC: 36746485

Clarion Books, New York : ©1998.

Seven-year-old Richard is self-conscious when he receives a pair of purple pants from his aunt and uncle and has to wear them to school, but he is even more worried when his uncle shows up for a visit to his classroom.

Can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man
ISBN: 0688154883 OCLC: 37788923

Beech Tree Books, New York : 1997, ©1981.

When the family health food store burns down, 12-year-old-Mitch is even more determined to win first prize in a Bakeathon with his special gingerbread.

Can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man /
ISBN: 0688004369 OCLC: 7170961

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York : ©1981.

When the family health food store burns down, 12-year-old-Mitch is even more determined to win first prize in a Bakeathon with his special gingerbread.

Chess! I love it, I love it, I love it!
ISBN: 9780618977901 OCLC: 180753233

Clarion Books, New York : ©2008.

When second-grader Richard and three other members of the Sumac School Chess Club compete in their first tournament, they each learn something about luck, concentration, and teamwork.

Dial Leroi Rupert, DJ /
ISBN: 068816658X OCLC: 41351596

William Morrow & Co., New York : 1999, ©1979.

Desperate to pay back 50 dollars they owe, three 12-year-olds form a jazz combo and then receive some surprising assistance from a local disc jockey.

Do bananas chew gum?
ISBN: 0062126687 OCLC: 785574007

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York : ©1997.

Able to read and write at only a second grade level, sixth-grader Sam Mott considers himself dumb until he is prompted to cooperate with those who think something can be done about his problem.

Do bananas chew gum? /
ISBN: 0688152945 OCLC: 36782133

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York : ©1997.

Able to read and write at only a second grade level, sixth-grader Sam Mott considers himself dumb until he is prompted to cooperate with those who think something can be done about his problem.

Double dog dare /
ISBN: 0688163610 OCLC: 40494358

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York : 1998, ©1988.

The fifth grade year gets off to a busy start as one student returns from winning a national Miss Pre-Teen Personality contest, a new girl with some interesting knowledge arrives, jealousy gets a grip on one particular student, and an "experiment" to see who's smart is conducted.

Gotcha! /
ISBN: 0618543562 OCLC: 62188888

Clarion Books, New York : ©2006.

While trying to learn about spiders in Mrs. Zookey's class, Richard becomes the target of Patrick the Pest's pranks.

Harvey, the beer can king
ISBN: 0671674234 OCLC: 19561433

Pocket Books, New York, N.Y. : 1988, ©1978.

A twelve-year-old boy hopes his beer can collection will win him the title of sixth-grade Superkid.

  Harvey, the beer can king /
ISBN: 0671509853 OCLC: 11999205

Pocket Books, New York, N.Y. : 1985, ©1978.

A twelve-year-old boy hopes his beer can collection will win him the title of sixth-grade Superkid.

Hello, my name is Scrambled Eggs
ISBN: 0062128159 OCLC: 756478844

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York : ©1985.

When his folks host a Vietnamese family that has come to settle in their town, Harvey enjoys Americanizing twelve-year-old Tuan.

Hello, my name is Scrambled Eggs /
ISBN: 0671741047 OCLC: 19276864

Pocket Books, New York : 1986, ©1985.

When his folks host a Vietnamese family that has come to settle in their town, Harvey enjoys Americanizing twelve-year-old Tuan.

Hobie Hanson, greatest hero of the mall /
ISBN: 0688089682 OCLC: 19455281

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York : ©1989.

When his town is devastated by a flood, Hobie's fifth grade class is forced to meet every day in the shopping mall.

Hobie Hanson, you're weird /
ISBN: 068814747X OCLC: 34991532

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York : 1996, ©1987.

With his best friend away at computer camp, Hobie reluctantly shares adventures with a girl classmate the summer after fourth grade.

It goes eeeeeeeeeeeee! /
ISBN: 0618051554 OCLC: 28255548

Clarion Books, New York : ©1994.

Patrick, the new boy in Richard's class, is always causing trouble, but his work on a science project about bats helps him make new friends.

  Itchy Richard
ISBN: 0671792458 OCLC: 27327537

Pocket Books, New York : 1993.

Second graders and their teacher experience an outbreak of head lice.

My teacher is an idiom
ISBN: 9780544056800 OCLC: 885092634

Second-grader Richard finds himself in big trouble during Mind Your Manners Month when he unwittingly captures the attention of Patrick, the class clown, and Sophie, a French girl who has trouble with idioms.

Soccer circus /
ISBN: 0688147461 OCLC: 34536658

Overview: Hobie goes on the overnight soccer tournament under his dad's strict orders to stay out of trouble. So what's Hobie doing in a penguin costume riding on top of a car full of circus clowns?

Stink alley
ISBN: 0688178642 OCLC: 47667408

HarperCollins, New York : 2002.

Living in Holland in 1614 with the harsh Puritan leader, William Brewster, and working for the family of a mischievous Dutch boy named Rembrandt, a spirited twelve-year-old orphan girl struggles to do what is right.

Thirteen ways to sink a sub
ISBN: 9781477815939 OCLC: 261404076

Marshall Cavendish Children, Tarrytown, NY : 2009.

The boys and girls in the fourth grade devise a contest to sink their substitute teacher by making her cry.

Thirteen ways to sink a sub /
ISBN: 0380732513 OCLC: 43320642

Avon, New York : ©1982

The boys and girls in the fourth grade devise a contest to sink their substitute teacher by making her cry.

Wagon train 911 /
ISBN: 0064409880 OCLC: 46681223

HarperTrophy, New York : 2001.

As a school project, sixth graders recreate a westward trek to Oregon with all the perils that faced real pioneers.

You cheat!
ISBN: 002735993X OCLC: 23383603

Bradbury Press ; New York : ©1992.

Nathan bribes his older brother to go fishing, and then wishes he hadn't.

 

 

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