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Lisa A. Tortorello

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I am a Chicago native. As a child, I spent many of my “growing up” years working at Deno’s Jewelry Store. I went to college at Purdue University where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree. After college, I began teaching in the Archdiocese of Chicago. I spent 10 years there. After that, I began teaching in the Chicago Public School system and am still currently teaching there today continuing to inspire the youth in my classroom.

I have always had a love of reading and that fostered my interest in writing.
Currently, I am the author of three books.

My Hero, My Ding - a Memoir of a Girl and Her Grandfather
http://lisatortorello.tateauthor.com

The Moose at the Manger - a children's Christmas story filled with magic while keeping Christ is Christma
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"Don't know much about history" used to be just a line in a song by Sam Cooke, but today it is also a huge part of the dumbing down of our children. I've been teaching for a quarter of a century and have seen the subtle and not so subtle dismantling of our children's education.
Lots of quotes are going through my mind these past few days..."Ignorance is bliss" and"Those who don't know their his... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 25, 2015 14:53
Average rating: 4.56 · 34 ratings · 29 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
My Hero, My Ding: A Memoir ...
4.61 of 5 stars 4.61 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2010
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The Moose at the Manger
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012
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Mark the Missing Moose
4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2013
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My Hero, My Ding
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Prologue of My Hero, My Ding (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: A Memoir of a Girl and her Grandfather

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Take the Dog Out! by Lynne Dempsey
Take the Dog Out!
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This is a fun book with repetitive text to help beginning readers. Looking for all the dog bones is a bonus challenge for both young readers and their parents.
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Deadly Stillwater by Roger Stelljes
Deadly Stillwater (McRyan Mystery Series, #2)
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Lisa Tortorello is 55% done with Deadly Stillwater: A good storyline...a little slow moving, but just took a turn for the better!
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Sleep Tight (picture kids book, ages 2-6) by Prof. Tiptoe
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Sleep tight is a simple story for young children with repetition for easy reading. The little boy in the story doesn't want to sleep alone (a very familiar issue with young children), so little by little all the stuffed animals from his shelves join ...more
Poppy the Proud by Emlyn Chand
Poppy the Proud
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Emlyn Chand creates a wonderful story with an important message. Poppy is a proud peacock, but like many people Poppy let his ego get in the way of what is really important. When he doesn't get the attention he thinks he deserves, he sets out to chan ...more
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“It’s often said when a baby is born so is a grandparent; well, for me it turned out that when I was born it was also the birth of a Ding Dong.”
Lisa A. Tortorello, My Hero, My Ding: A Memoir of a Girl and Her Grandfather

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
Mark Twain

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
Mark Twain

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

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