Siobhán Parkinson Papers
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This collection consists of print production
materials by Siobhán Parkinson for 1 published title.
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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.
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Collection Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of print production materials by Siobhán
Parkinson for 1 published title.
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- Parkinson, Siobhán
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.