Individual Author Record
Name: Joan L. KellyPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionKelly lived in Litchfield and now lives in Springfield, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
- My Big Feet, Bezalel Books, 2007
- Lonnie the Lizard Finds a Treasurer, Bezalel Books , 2007
- Hiding the Stranger in Hickory Valley , Bezalel Books, 2008
- Hiding the Stranger on Baker Street , Bezalel Books, 2008
- Hiding the Stranger: The Journey Home , Bezalel Books, 2008
Titles At Your Library
My Big Feet
ISBN: 0979497639 Bezalel Books. 2007
Joan L. Kelly’s work is called “highly recommended for community library fiction collections” by Midwest Book Review. Her titles also include “Hiding the Stranger: The Trilogy” which is the recent recipient of the Catholic Writer’s Guild Seal of Approval.
Rob Sanderson and his friends knew that they weren't part of the “popular” kids but that didn't stop them from accepting each other and facing life's challenges―even when those challenges involved intrigue and espionage! See how this group of misfits combines forces to find a way to outwit dangerous spies and save their new classmate and her family from imminent danger.
Character education can be painless―as evidenced by My Big Feet… Marilyn Missel, Associate Superintendent of Education Diocese of Springfield, IL
I am thrilled when a book such as My Big Feet comes along with its message of embracing each person as a unique individual… Lisa M. Hendey CatholicMom.com
Lonny The Lizard Finds A Treasure
ISBN: 097949768X Bezalel Books. 2007 Children will delight in the adventure of Lonny the Lizard as he discovers family treasures in the attic. Parents will delight in the tale as Lonny and his mom affirm that true treasures are those found within families and in helping others.
Hiding the Stranger in Hickory Valley
ISBN: 0980048311 Bezalel Books. 2008 Joan L. Kelly, author of "My Big Feet" and "Lonny the Lizard finds a Treasure," delivers another winning book! The adventure begins when a young farm girl, Katie, finds an unconscious teenager in a meadow. When she and her siblings try to help him discover answers, they find themselves involved in intrigue and possible danger. Who is this mysterious stranger who suddenly shows up on a small Illinois farm? Where did he come from? Where is he going? This first book in the trilogy takes the reader on an adventure filled quest!
Hiding the Stranger on Baker Street
ISBN: 0980048338 Bezalel Books. 2008 Joan L. Kelly, author of "My Big Feet" and "Lonny the Lizard finds a Treasure," delivers the second sensational book in her 'Hiding the Stranger' series. See why classrooms everywhere are enjoying Joan's work! The adventure, which began on a small Illinois farm in the book Hiding the Stranger in Hickory Valley, continues as our hero is followed by vicious kidnappers. While the teen waits at the house of a new friend, Chris Miller, he finds adventure and narrowly escapes recapture in the town of Bedford. As our young stranger continues the quest to find his identity and reach home, his memory begins to return. He has the courage to run through fire and the wisdom to help Chris with a secret. This is the second book of the 'Hiding the Stranger' trilogy that takes the reader on an adventure filled journey!
Hiding the Stranger: The Journey Home
ISBN: 0981885462 Bezalel Books. 2008 The adventure that began on a small Illinois farm comes to a conclusion in the active city of Chicago. Our teenaged hero's quest to find his identity and reach home culminates at the historic Union Station. See how one boy's fate will be changed by another's act of total self-sacrifice. This is the third book in the trilogy (Hiding the Stranger on Baker Street and Hiding the Stranger in Hickory Valley) that takes the reader on an adventure filled journey! See why Mrs. Kelly's work has been called "highly recommended for community libraries." www.BezalelBooks.com