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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mike Anderson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1952 in Washington, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Mike was born in Washington, Illinois and currently resides in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mike Anderson is an award-winning educator and writer as well as PBS TV performer and musician. He is also a nationally touring storyteller, mountain dulcimer player, folk singer, and children's author. He has numerous recordings and books available at his web site. He's also a great workshop leader.Mike's many awards include:

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Month

iParenting 2004 award for Anna’s Old Boot

2003 Parents’ Choice winner

2003 Children’s Music Web Winner: Best Children’s Song

Fall 2000 Parents' Choice Silver Award

Illinois College Distinguished Alumni Award 2003

Bill Russell Excellence in Education Award

Innovative Instructional Initiative Award

Mike's Music Works - Winner of top national honors in children's programming. (Mike was both Host and Writer) - National Federation of Local Cable Broadcasting

Who's Who Among American Teachers - Several years

Who’s Who in American Education 2003

Who’s Who 2003

Outstanding Young American - A national recognition award

Selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young People in Illinois 1988 by the Illinois Jaycees Outstanding Young EducatorMike's Professional Memberships:

Board of director and Founding Member Prairie Grapevine Folklore Society

Illini Storytelling Guild

Illinois Education Association

Illinois Reading Council

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

Jacksonville Education Association

Kappa Delta Phi

National Education Association

National Storytelling Association

Northlands Storytelling Guild

Riverwinds Storytelling Guild

Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators

Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators – Illinois Chapter

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Construction of the classical whanger and other lost arts
ISBN: B0006DB758

Music Works. 1991

The Phantom Teacher
ISBN: 1403334714

1st Book Library. 2002

The Phantom Teacher Hardcover


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