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Christine Heppermann

Biography

Christine Heppermann

Christine Heppermann writes fiction, poetry, and criticism. She currently reviews young adult books for the Chicago Tribune.

Christine grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where she attended an all-girls Catholic high school. As an undergraduate she studied philosophy and literature at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She has a master’s degree in children’s literature from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Christine lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her two daughters, two cats, and one husband. 

Christine Heppermann

Books by Christine Heppermann

Written by Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge with illustrations by Deborah Marcero. - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Youth Fiction

Maya has been preparing for the school spelling bee F-O-R-E-V-E-R. She spells every unusual word she hears, and even enlists her best friends, Sadie and Jess, to help her practice. But on the day of the bee, something terrible happens --- Maya loses. To Sadie. Enter Ms. M, who is substituting for the school librarian. Ms. M always knows just how to make everyone feel better...but she also always brings a little mischief. This time it involves a library poltergeist and an imaginary chicken!

Written by Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge with illustrations by Deborah Marcero - Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Friendship
Jess is a superstar on the field and on the court. But she’s a disaster in the kitchen, much to the dismay of her chef mother. When Jess’s mom gets a chance to work in a famous kitchen for a week, Jess and her friends, Sadie and Maya, try to help out by making dinner. And...let’s just say that it goes up in flames. Enter Ms. M, the mysterious witch who appears right when you need her! Ms. M is a heroine to rival Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Ms. Frizzle. She doesn’t save the day herself, but she helps everyone save it for themselves.
written by Christine Heppermann and Ron Koertge with illustrations by Deborah Marcero - Fantasy

What is that in Sadie's old playhouse in the backyard? A witch has moved in! A kind and funny witch, who's looking for her two lost friends. Together, Sadie and the witch have a curious adventure, one that makes Sadie see her neighborhood --- and herself --- with new eyes.