Sharon Creech Biography

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Born on July 29, 1945, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Sharon Creech is a respected author praised for her multilayered stories for young adults. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hiram Collage and her Master of Arts from George Mason University. After working in Washington, D.C., for a number of years, Creech moved to England in 1979 with her children, Rob and Karin, but still maintained her American citizenship.

Beginning in 1979, Creech taught British and American literature for many years at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) England American School, a grade school for the children of expatriate Americans in Thorpe, England, where her husband Lyle D. Rigg was headmaster. She has also taught at the Switzerland branch of that school, and has recently returned with her family to live in the United States. Creech began her first novel a month after her father's death in 1986, and the words...

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