Blatchford, Claire H.

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BLATCHFORD, Claire H. American, b. 1944. Genres: Children's fiction, Adult non-fiction, Children's non-fiction, Education, Inspirational/Motivational Literature. Career: Caritas Day Classes for Deaf Children, Rockville Center, NY, teacher of kindergarten and art, 1970-72; writer, 1972-; Clarke School for the Deaf, art teacher, 2000-. Arts and crafts teacher at elementary schools and public libraries, 1980-94; has also worked as a substitute teacher; co-founder of independent school, 1999-2001. Publications: Listening: Notes from a Kindergarten Journal, 1972; Yes, I Wear a Hearing Aid, 1976; All Alone (Except for My Dog Friday), 1983; Down the Path, 1992; A Surprise for Reggie, 1992; Shawna's Bit of Blue Sky, 1992; Nick's Mission, 1994; Turning, 1994, 2nd ed., 2001; Full Face, 1997; Many Ways of Hearing, 1997; Going with the Flow, 1997; Friend of My Heart (Meeting Christ in Everyday Life), 1999; Nick's Secret, 2000. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of stories and articles to magazines. Address: 286 Patten Rd, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, U.S.A.