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Miriam Busch

Born: in Illinois
Pen Name: Miriam Busch Goin

Connection to Illinois: Busch lives in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Biography: Miriam Busch is a freelance writer, copyeditor and proofreader. She received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. While working other jobs, she wrote in secret for many years and now writes full-time. Miriam is married to Illinois illustrator [ Larry Day.] Their first collaboration is the award-winning book, ''Lion, Lion''.

  • -- 2012 Herman W. Block Award
  • -- 2013 Jane Resh Thomas Prize '''''Lion, Lion'''''
  • -- Best Books, NPR, 2014
  • -- Indie Bound Next List, 2014
  • -- Junior Library Guild Selection, 2014
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015 '''''Raisin, The Lit

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Miriam Busch on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Lion, lion /
ISBN: 0062271040 OCLC: 867715953

A young boy encounters a lion while trying to find his pet cat--meeting a number of other animals along the way.

Raisin, the littlest cow
ISBN: 9780062427632 OCLC: 978249775

Raisin enjoys being the littlest cow in the herd, but everything changes when her baby brother arrives.

ISBN: 9781430126126 OCLC: 947041737

There are many kinds of storms, and they can be scary, but this overview helps readers understand how and why they happen--and shows the importance of weather in different parts of the world and out-of-this world on other planets!

  Storms! /
ISBN: 1426315775 OCLC: 839316218