Mary Jessie Parker
Mary Jessie Parker (Nourie), a life-long resident of central Illinois, was born in Kankakee, and taught grades 1-3 in Cissna Park and Danville public schools.
As an author, Parker has spoken before adults and children at state and
local Young Author celebrations, library and civic programs, school assemblies,
club meetings, and in classrooms from Kindergarten through high school.
Parker has sold fiction stories, articles, and poems to CRICKET, HIGHLIGHTS, JACK AND JILL, ZOOTLES, CLUBHOUSE JR, PENNYWHISTLE PRESS, and VOLUNTEER FIREMAN magazines.
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR TALKS, PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
How a Book Becomes a Book
WILD AND WOOLLY “This sheepish takeoff
on ‘The City Mouse and The Country Mouse’ turns out to be
quite a feast of quirky, unexpected humor and Rousseau-like folk art.
It’s also a rewarding tale of friendship.” (School Library
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