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Marcia Thornton Jones

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Marcia Thornton Jones has published 131 books for children with sales totaling more than 43 million copies world-wide. Her works include CHAMP (mid-grade novel), RATFINK (mid-grade novel), GODZILLA ATE MY HOMEWORK (chapter book), THE TALE OF JACK FROST (picture book) and LEPRECHAUN ON THE LOOSE (picture book). She is the co-author of seven popular series including The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, Keyholders, Ghostville Elementary, The Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Books, Triplet Trouble, Bailey City Monsters, and The Barkley School for Dogs.

Marcia has been listed as a top 100 author by the Educational Paperback Association and selected for the Children’s Top 100 Books list by the National Education Association, International Readi
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Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

-- Summer Sun by Robert Louis Stevenson

 Summer time! The perfect time for new adventures, new beginnings, and new things! Besides beginning my third term teaching MFA grad students and learning all this new techno-stuff, I continue to search for a new... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.8 · 43,898 ratings · 1,727 reviews · 143 distinct worksSimilar authors
Champ

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recommended for: YA; Adult women; writers of YA
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Hot, hot, hot book. Full of tension and page-turning suspense. The writing is flawed, but yet the story is so good you can forgive the flaws.
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recommended for: Teens; mid-grades; writers of YA
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The best YA Pierce book I've read so far. The characters and world are well-drawn and the pacing keeps you turning the page.
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