Jennifer Armstrong

Jennifer Mary Armstrong (born May 19, 1961) is an American children's writer known for both fiction and non-fiction. She was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, grew up outside of New York City, and now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York. She was formerly married to the author James Howard Kunstler.

As an author who has utilized multiple types of narrative structures, Armstrong believes that
A short story is only one of many narrative structures. We create narrative with jokes, ballads, tales, novels, poems, anecdotes, etc... While there are many satisfactions to be found in the conventional beginning-middle-end narrative that is common in short fiction for kids, I believe young readers can respond to many other forms of short narrative.
After 9/11, she wrote that books can be the "enemy of violent zealotry" and work against chaos and fear.

BOOKS * ''Sunshine, moonshine" * ''The Puppy Project'' (1990) * ''Too Many Pets'' (1990) * ''Hugh Can Do'' (1992) * ''Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat'', illustrated by Mary GrandPré (Crown Publishers, 1993) * ''Steal Away to Freedom'' (1993) * ''That Terrible Baby'' (1994) * ''Wild Rose Inn'' series (1994) — ''Ann of the Wild Rose Inn''; ''Emily of the Wild Rose Inn''; ''Bridie of the Wild Rose Inn''; ''Laura of the Wild Rose Inn''; ''Claire of the Wild Rose Inn''; ''Grace of the Wild Rose Inn'' * ''The Whittler's Tale'' (1994) * ''Little Salt Lick and the Sun King'' (1994) * ''King Crow'' (1995) * ''Wan Hu is in the Stars'' (1995) * ''The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan'' (1996) * ''Lili the Brave'' (1997) * ''Foolish Gretel'' (1997) * ''Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance'' (1998) * ''Mary Mehan Awake'' (1997) * ''Pockets'', illus. Mary GrandPré (Knopf, 1998), picture book, * ''Patrick Doyle is Full of Blarney'' (1999) * ''Pierre's Dream'' (1999), Armstrong and Susan Gaber * ''Spirit of Endurance'' (2000) * Dear Mr. President series (2000) ** ''Thomas Jefferson: letters from a Philadelphia bookworm'' ** ''Theodore Roosevelt: letters from a young coal miner'' * ''Becoming Mary Mehan'' (2002) * ''In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer'' (2002), Armstrong and Irene Gut Opdyke * ''Fire-Us'' trilogy (2002–2005), written by Armstrong and Nancy Butcher ** ''Book 1: The Kindling'' ** ''Book 2: Keepers of the Flame'' ** ''Book 3: The Kiln'' * ''Sunshine, Moonshine'' (2003) * ''Audubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier'' (2003), Armstrong and Joseph Anthony Smith * "Witness" in ''Shattered: Stories of Children and War'' (2003), edited by Armstrong * ''A Three-Minute Speech: Lincoln's Remarks at Gettysburg'' (2003), Armstrong and Albert Lorenz * ''Magnus at the Fire'' (2005), Armstrong and Owen Smith * ''Photo by Brady: a Picture of the Civil War'' (2005), Armstrong and Mathew B. Brady * ''A Heart for Any Fate: Westward to Oregon, 1845'' (2005), Armstrong and Linda Crew * ''The Water of Life: A Treatise on Urine Therapy'' (2005), Jennifer and John W. Armstrong * ''What a Song Can Do: 12 Riffs on the Power of Music'' (2006) * ''The American Story: 100 True Tales from American History'' (2006), Armstrong and Roger Roth * ''Once Upon a Banana'' (2006), Armstrong and David Small * ''Anything is Possible'' (2006) * ''The Poet's Basket'' (2006) * ''Black-eyed Susan'' (2008) * ''The Snowball'' (2009) * ''Minus the Morning'' (2009) * ''The Century for Young People: Changing America 1961-1999'' (2009) Armstrong, Peter Jennings, and Todd Brewster Provided by Wikipedia
by Armstrong, Jennifer, 1961-
Published 2005
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