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Tunnell, Michael O.


biographical statement

Email from author, May 4, 2011 (b. in Texas, raised in Canada, moved to Utah in teen years; graduated from University of Utah (bachelor's), Utah State University (master's), Brigham Young University (doctorate); taught for twelve years in public schools before moving to university level; first taught at Arkansas State University, then Northern Illinois University, then BYU; teaches children's literature; served on Newbery Award Committee of the American Library Association and on the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children; children's books include Chinook!, The Joke's on George, Beauty and the Beastly Children, Mailing May, Halloween Pie, The Children of Topaz, Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot," The Prydain Companions; novels include School Spirits, Brothers in Valor, Wishing Moon, Moon Without Magic; presents at national educational conferences; written many professional books and articles)

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Michael O. Tunnell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7798
Scope and Contents

This collection contains multiple drafts, revisions, notes, and outlines of Michael O. Tunnell's children's books including Mailing May, Chinook, Beauty and the Beastly Children, The Children of Topaz, and School Spirits. It also contains correspondence between Tunnell and his publishers and editors concerning contracts and edits needed, letters from fans, slides, newspapers, and other materials, 1989-2008.

Dates: 1989-2008