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Joan Horton

Joan Horton

I grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut, where I attended public schools. Upon graduating from high school, I enrolled as a biology major at what is now the University of Hartford. But before I finished my degree, I left to get married. Several years later, I went back to college and earned a B.A. and an M.S.W. from the University of Connecticut.

Prior to becoming a writer, I worked at Hartford Hospital as a medical technologist. I was also a social worker for a brief time.

Like many children, I was raised on Mother Goose rhymes. I can still remember begging my parents to read me just one more poem. Much later, when my four children were grown, I turned once again to the fun-filled magic of these poems and was inspired to write my own rhyming verse. I’m sure I find as much joy in writing for children as did the elusive Mother Goose.

Joan Horton


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Math Attack!: ALA Book Talk

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Working Mummies

Joan Horton, illustrated by Drazen Kozjan
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Get ready for giggles and ghouls in this celebration of hard-working mommies who also happen to be mummies. Here you'll find a doctor mum curing raspy spooks with coffin syrup and a fang-filling...

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