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Moira Rose Donohue

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I love old movies, tap dancing and opera. And OK, I love grammar and punctuation, too! I wrote ALFIE THE APOSTROPHE to let others in on the secret personalities of punctuation marks. Did you know that question marks love riddles and jokes? And exclamation points? Cheerleaders! You've probably already noticed that quotation marks are often filled with hot air. Albert Whitman & Co. was brave enough to publish a quirky story like ALFIE and, bless them, they are took another chance on PENNY AND THE PUNCTUATION BEE in 2008. BIG NEWS - both books will be released in paperback on March 1, 2010, and I am doing a Goodreads giveaway!

I grew up in Bayside, Queens, and went to undergraduate school at Mississippi University for Women (yes, NYC to Mis
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So, after being buried in writing biographies (four more coming out soon--Newport, Columbus, Ponce de Leon and Cartier), I return to subject of my first two books--punctuation. And what a kick-off I had with my visit to the 3rd grade at Floris Elementary. Not only were these kids way beyond third grade in terms of their understanding of punctuation (yes, they knew what the ellipsis was!), but t... Read more of this blog post »
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