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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Pamela Todd  

Pen Name: None

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Born: May 16, 1924 in Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Pamela Todd lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pamela Todd is a children's author, corporate writer, journalist and teacher.


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Titles At Your Library

Pig & the Shrink
ISBN: 0613300939

Rebound by Sagebrush. 2000

Tucker Harrison has a big problem. The principal has nixed his handwriting analysis project for the science fair--can he help it if his teacher's handwriting shows a criminal mind? Now he quickly must come up with a project that's sure to dazzle the judges and get him into the State Math and Science Academy, something his father is counting on.

Tucker is desperately searching for an idea when he runs smack into Pig. Angelo Pighetti is the fat kid in class, the one who always gets picked on. Suddenly Tucker has a brainstorm--why not make Pig his science fair project? If he can get Pig to lose weight he'll have a living, breathing, successful experiment. What could be more perfect?

But Tucker soon learns that Pig has his own ideas of how to live his life. What is there to do when your subject won't cooperate?

The Blind Faith Hotel
ISBN: 1416954945

Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2008

When her family falls apart, fourteen-year-old Zoe feels like her whole world is going to pieces. Zoe's mother takes her kids away from their father, a fisherman who ships out to Alaska, and moves them to a run-down farmhouse she's inherited in the Midwest. Zoe's stuck -- in more ways than one.

Surrounded by strangers and a sea of prairie grass, she loses her bearings. A brush with the law lands Zoe in a work program at a local nature preserve. But the work starts to ground and steady her. When she meets a wild boy who shares her love of untamed places, it seems he might help Zoe find her way. Or is he too lost, too damaged himself?

Funny and poignant, sharp-eyed and real, this is a portrait of a girl looking for her own true self and a place she can call home.


Awards

-- Pamela received the following awards for her book, Blind Faith Hotel• 2009 Great Lakes Booksellers Award• 2009 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award• 2009 Green Earth Book Award• Illinois Arts Council Grant Recipient