Barbara O'Connor

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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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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Greetings from Nowhere Book Trailer

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

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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.

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On the Road to Mr. Mineo's

Barbara O'Connor
Square Fish

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...


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The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester

Barbara O'Connor
Square Fish

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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The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis

Barbara O'Connor
Square Fish

Something unexpected is about to happen this summer.


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How to Steal a Dog

Barbara O’Connor
Square Fish

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


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Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia

Barbara O'Connor
Square Fish

Will a spelling bee be the answer to all of Bird’s problems? All her life, all Bird has ever wanted is to be noticed in her small town and to get to Disney...


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Greetings from Nowhere

Barbara O'Connor
Frances Foster Books

Aggie isn’t expecting visitors at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Great Smoky Mountains. Since her husband died, she is all alone with her cat, Ugly, and keeping...


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Taking Care of Moses

Barbara O'Connor
Frances Foster Books

Who left the baby at the Rock of Ages Baptist Church? Randall Mackey has a secret. He knows who left the baby on the steps of the Rock of Ages Baptist...


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Moonpie and Ivy

Barbara O'Connor
Frances Foster Books

A girl abandoned by her mother discovers the feeling of family Pearl's mother, Ruby, just up and left her with Aunt Ivy, who's a complete stranger to Pearl....


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Me and Rupert Goody

written by Barbara O’Connor
Frances Foster Books

Learning to share love Things at Jennalee's house are just plain crazy, which is why she loves her predictable days helping Uncle Beau (who isn't really her...


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Beethoven in Paradise

Barbara O’Connor
Sunburst Paperbacks

Set in a trailer park called Paradise "You're just wasting your God-given talents if you don't get yourself something besides a little ole harmonica to...


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