Porte, Barbara Ann

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PORTE, Barbara Ann

PORTE, Barbara Ann. American, b. 1943. Genres: Novellas/Short stories, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction. Career: Writer. Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY, chief, Children's Services Division, 1974-86. Publications: Harry's Visit, 1983; Jesse's Ghost and Other Stories, 1983; Harry's Dog, 1984; Harry's Mom, 1985; The Kidnapping of Aunt Elizabeth, 1985; I Only Made Up the Roses, 1987; Harry in Trouble, 1989; The Take-Along Dog, 1989; Ruthann and Her Pig, 1989; Fat Fanny, Beanpole Bertha, and the Boys, 1991; Harry Gets an Uncle, 1991; Taxicab Tales, 1992; A Turkey Drive and Other Tales, 1993; Something Terrible Happened (for young adults), 1994; Harry's Birthday, 1994; Black Elephant with a Brown Ear (in Alabama), 1996; Harry's Pony, 1997; Hearsay: Strange Tales from the Middle Kingdom, 1998; He's Sorry, She's Sorry, They're Sorry, Too (short stories for adults), 1998; If You Ever Get Lost, the Adventures of Julia and Evan, 2000; Beauty and the Serpent, 13 Tales of Unnatural Animals, 2001. PICTURE BOOKS: Leave That Cricket Be, Alan Lee, 1993; When Grandma Almost Fell off the Mountain and Other Stories, 1993; When Aunt Lucy Rode a Mule and Other Stories, 1994; Chickens! Chickens!, 1995; Surprise! Surprise! It's Grandfather's Birthday, 1997; Tale of a Tadpole, 1997; Ma Jiang and the Orange Ants, 2000. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of stories, poems, essays, and reviews to literary magazines. Address: PO Box 16627, Arlington, VA 22215, U.S.A.