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Linda Marshall and Mrs. Frizzle
Linda Marshall in Bejing
Linda Marshall

Me - in Beijing, China -

where I read "Talia and the Rude Vegetables"

during Rosh Hashanah, 2011.

I love languages!

About me...
WRITER OF BOOKS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND OTHER COOL STUFF
Linda Marshall
Ever since I was little, I liked exploring and having adventures. I explored swamps and caves, went fishing, collected insects, and did messy things like playing in the mud. When I was young, those were not considered proper “girl” things. I did them, anyway, and I had a great time. 

Nancy Drew was my hero. She was inquisitive, strong, and always solved the mystery. I wanted to be just like her. I read all the Nancy Drew books…and some of the Hardy Boy books, too. I liked reading so much that I read even when I was supposed to be doing other things. Sometimes, that got me in trouble. But I kept reading…

I’ve always loved words and learning about languages, too. Some of my stories begin with an idea that comes from just one word – or from something in a foreign language. Sometimes, I turn a word into a rhyme, a poem…or a whole story. I make up words, too.

These days, I have lots of helpers. My children and grandchildren, my husband and my parents all give me ideas. The animals we had at our farm gave me ideas, too. So did the customers at the bookstore I used to own. 

My mother gave me the idea for Grandma Rose’s Magic. A lamb on our farm gave me the idea for The Passover Lamb. 

I still live on the same farm where I raised my four children. But all of our animals (except the mice) are gone now. I still love adventures and writing, reading, and traveling to far-away places. I also love helping young (and not-so-young) writers.
	
I also like making up characters who are spunky and who have the kind of adventures I had (or wished I had) when I was little.

If you have ideas for adventures, I’d love to hear them. Or if you have any comments on my stories, I’d love to hear them, too.
Linda Marshall

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