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Florence Parry Heide


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Florence Parry Heide is a bestselling American children's writer. Born in Pittsburgh and spending most of her childhood in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, she studied at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. After two years, she transferred to UCLA and graduated in 1939. She worked in advertising and public relations in New York City before returning to Pittsburgh during World War II and became publicity director of The Pittsburgh Playhouse. She met her husband, Capt. Donald C. Heide, in October, 1943. They married six weeks later, on November 27, 1943.
 
Novels
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Collections
How Big Am I? (poems) (1968)
The Key (1971)
Fables You Shouldn't Pay Any Attention to (1978)
Grim & Ghastly Goings-On (poems) (1992)
Oh, Grow Up! (poems) (1996)
It's About Time! (poems) (1999) (with Judith Heide Gilliland and Roxanne Heide Pierce)
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Picture Books
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Chapter Books
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Non fiction
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