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Siobhán Parkinson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Siobhán Parkinson Papers
Dates: 2007
Creator: Parkinson, Siobhán
Extent: 4 foders
Location: Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-2079
This collection consists of print production materials by Siobhán Parkinson for 1 published title.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Parkinson, Siobhán


Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title and chronologically within each title.

Biography of Siobhán Parkinson

Siobhán Parkinson was born November 23, 1954, in Dublin, Ireland. She received her B.A. in English and German at Trinity College Dublin in 1976, and her Ph.D. for English literature in 1981. Parkinson is considered one of the most popular authors of teen fiction in her native Ireland. She began her writing career creating books for younger children as the result of a family tragedy and the need to explain the concept of death to her young son, Mathew. The result was the poignant All Shining in the Spring: The Story of a Baby Who Died, about a young boy's attempt to deal with the death of his baby brother.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol.178

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of print production materials by Siobhán Parkinson for 1 published title.

Subject Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Stepfamilies
  • Synesthesia
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Ireland
  • Parkinson, Siobhán
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Box MF 4090
Blue Like Friday, published Puffin Books, 2007 (4 folders)  Box MF 4090
Note  Contains: corrected typescript (148 p.); correspondence (3 p.); notes (8 p.); 1 CD-R containing PDFs of 1st proofs.