Chall, Marsha Wilson

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Book Category: Children’s Fiction, Picture Books, Non-fiction
Age Group: Pre-K, Elementary, Adult (Libraries in Minnesota)


The Secret Life of Figgy Mustardo. Katherine Tegen Books, 2016.

A Secret Keeps. Carolrhoda Books, 2012.

Pick a Pup. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2011.

One Pup’s Up. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010.

Prairie Train. Illustrated by John Thompson. HarperCollins, publication 2002.

Bonaparte. Illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin. DK Publishing, 2000.

Happy Birthday, America!. Illustrated by Guy Porfirio. HarperCollins, 2000.

Sugarbush Spring. Illustrated by Jim Daly. HarperCollins, 2000.

Rupa Raises the Sun. Illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger. DK Publishing, 1998.

Up North at the Cabin. Illus. by Steve Johnson. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1992.

Mattie. Illus. by Barbara Lehman. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1992.

I have always loved words, hearing and feeling melody, texture and form in what I read and write. Writing is my deepest means of self-expression and connecting with a reader has become a great satisfaction. Yet my emergence as a writer was fraught with some difficulty. In early childhood I struggled with dyslexia and navigated the waters of adolescence with less than steady confidence. Today in my work as an instructor in Hamline University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults and as a writer, I continue to grow through my interactions with students and readers.

One Pup’s Up. Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2011. Fred Rogers’ Best Books for Babies, 2011. National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award, 2010.Texas Library Association’s 2 x 2 Reading List, 2011. 
Bonaparte. Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, 2000. Parents Choice Silver Honor Award, 2000. Minnesota Book Award Finalist, 2001.
Rupa Raises the Sun. Minnesota Book Award Finalist, 1999.
Up North at the Cabin. American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists; International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice Award; Minnesota Book Award Finalist, 1993.

Marsha is available for school/library/community author visits and conferences for all ages, pre-K through adults.

Please contact Marsha.