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Barbara O'Connor

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Barbara O’Connor is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia, How to Steal a Dog, The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, and The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. She has been awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold and Silver Awards, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Kansas William Allen White Award, the South Carolina Children's Book Award, the Indiana Young Hoosier Award, the South Dakota Children's Book Award, and the Dolly Gray Award, among many honors. As a child, she loved dogs, salamanders, tap dancing, school, and even homework. Her favorite days were when the bookmobile came to town. She was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, and now lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a historic seaside village not far from Plymouth Rock.

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  • Greetings from Nowhere Book Trailer

    A book trailer for Greetings from Nowhere, an award-winning children's book from Barbara O'Connor.

  • The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester

    When Owen shares his secret with his two best friends and one nosey neighbor, they have a summer they'll never forget.

  • On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor

    Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina--that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who's been begging for a dog, spots him on top of a garage roof and decides she wants him for a pet. Then there's Ethel and Amos, an old couple who sees the pigeon in their barn keeping company with a little brown dog that barks all night. The pigeon lands smack in the middle of Mutt Raynard's head, but he's the town liar, so no one believes him. And when

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On the Road to Mr. Mineo's

Barbara O'Connor

Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina—that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who's been begging for a...

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Once you’ve finally captured the most enormous frog in Carter, Georgia, what exactly are you supposed to do with it?

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Something unexpected is about to happen this summer.

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How to Steal a Dog

Barbara O'Connor

Georgina Hayes may be homeless, but she’s not hopeless.

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