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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joe Brown  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1935 in Chicago, Illinois

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Joe Brown lives in Lincolnwood, Il.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joe Brown was an attorney in Chicago for fifty years before embarking on a writing career at age 70. He started writing these stories for his children in the 1960s. After retiring he began, again, writing about Marceau’s adventures. Now 75, he has completed the four-book series that has taken more than forty years to write.


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Titles At Your Library

The Flights Of Marceau, Week One
ISBN: 0979749506

Majestic Eagle Publishing Company. 2007

Join Marceau, a New York City taxi driver, who in order to escape his less than exciting existence, imagines himself participating in amazing, visual adventures which he relates to a child whom he picks up each day for his ride to and from school. Collaborators in Marceau's quest to do good include the animals, birds and all other living(or not) creatures, the clouds, the sun, the wind and anything else that his fertile mind can imagine. This is the first book in a series of The Flights of Marceau where...The good guys always win, the bad guys always lose, and nobody ever gets hurt.

Race to the Rescue: The Flights of Marceau
ISBN: 0545134730

Scholastic Inc.. 2009

"A hurricane is here! Strong winds blow and pounding rains flood the streets Everyone must evacuate the city. But what about the animals that live at the zoo? Nobody is around to help feed them. A thousand miles away, Marceau the cabdriver hears about the starving animals. Will he be able to race to the rescue in time to save the day? Follow along on his journey and you will see that imagination can take you anywhere!" A


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