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

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


  • 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