Tunnell, Michael O('Grady)

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TUNNELL, Michael O('Grady)

TUNNELL, Michael O('Grady). American, b. 1950. Genres: Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Children's non-fiction, Education, Literary criticism and history, Young adult non-fiction. Career: Uintah School District, Vernal, UT, sixth-grade teacher, 1973-75; Wasatch School District, Heber City, UT, teacher and library/media specialist, 1976-85; Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, assistant professor of elementary education, 1985-87; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, assistant professor of language arts and children's literature, 1987-92; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, professor of children's literature, 1992-. Children's book writer, 1993-. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: Chinook!, 1993; The Joke's on George, 1993; Beauty and the Beastly Children, 1993; (with G.W. Chilcoat) The Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp Based on a Classroom Diary, 1996; Mailing May, 1997; School Spirits, 1997; Halloween Pie, 1999; Brothers in Valor, 2001; Wishing Moon, 2004. OTHER: The Prydain Companion: A Reference Guide to Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles, 1989, repr., 2003; (with J.S. Jacobs) Lloyd Alexander: A Bio-Bibliography, 1991; (ed. with R. Ammon) The Story of Ourselves: Teaching History through Children's Literature, 1993; (with Jacobs) Children's Literature, Briefly, 1996, 3rd ed., 2004; (with D.L. Darigan and J.S. Jacobs) Children's Literature: Engaging Children and Teachers in Good Books. Contributor of articles and short stories to children's magazines, and chapters and articles to professional books and journals. Address: 201-K McKay Building, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, U.S.A. On- line address: [email protected]