Claire Legrand

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Claire Legrand
Born Irving, Texas, United States
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre Science fiction, fantasy, children's literature, young adult fiction
Website
www.claire-legrand.com

Claire Legrand is an American writer of children's and young adult literature, including novels and short stories. She is most known for her young-adult fantasy novel, Winterspell, published by Simon & Schuster in August 2014.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Legrand is from Texas[2] but now resides in central New Jersey.[3]

Published works[edit]

Middle grade novels[edit]

  • The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 28 Aug 2012; illustrated by Sarah Watts)
  • The Year of Shadows (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 27 Aug 2013)
  • Some Kind of Happiness (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 17 May 2016)
  • Foxheart (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 4 Oct 2016; illustrated by Jaime Zollars)

Young adult novels[edit]

Winterspell series:

  • Winterspell (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 30 Sep 2014)
  • Summerfall (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 26 Aug 2014) — Winterspell prequel novella
  • Homecoming (available only as a free e-book download from Legrand's website, 29 Dec 2014) — Winterspell epilogue

Other[edit]

  • The Cabinet of Curiosities: 36 Tales Brief & Sinister (Greenwillow Books, 27 May 2014) — a book of short stories by Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Emma Trevayne, and Legrand; illustrated by Alexander Jansson
  • Guys Read: Terrifying Tales (Walden Pond Press, 1 Sep 2015) — a book of short stories by Kelly Barnhill, Michael Buckley, Adam Gidwitz, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, Nikki Loftin, Daniel José Older, Dav Pilkey, R.L. Stine, Rita Williams-Garcia and Legrand; edited by Jon Scieszka
  • Been There, Done That: Writing Stories from Real Life (Grosset & Dunlap, 3 Nov 2015) — a diverse collection of short stoies by Gary D. Schmidt, Linda Sue Park, Grace Lin, Matthew J. Kirby, Adam Rex, Jane Yolen, Heidi Y. Stemple, Rita Williams-Garcia, Karen Cushman, Caroline Starr Rose, Lisa Yee, Nathan Hale, Julia Alvarez, Kate Messner, Margarita Engle, Alan Lawrence Sitomer, Tracy Edward Wymer, Dee Garretson and Legrand; edited by Mike Winchell, illustrated by Eglantine Ceulemans

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