ABOUT ELINOR TEELE
Elinor Teele is a 1/2 Brit, 1/2 Yankee currently making her home in New England. For eight years, she lived with her family on the South Island of New Zealand and still considers herself an adopted Kiwi.
In 2000, Elinor took a slow plane to England for doctoral work in Anglo-Saxon literature at the University of Cambridge. She wrote her thesis on the Old English Riddles, a compilation of lyrical poems in the language of Beowulf. She graduated with a PhD in 2005.
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SELECTED CHILDREN’S WORKS
The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee: Walden Pond Press, HarperCollins (August 21, 2018). A funny, heartfelt, rip-roaring puzzle box of an adventure about grit, guts, and gold.
The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin: Walden Pond Press, HarperCollins (April 12, 2016). Kirkus Starred! A quirky, humorous, whimsical, and heartwarming middle grade debut about two siblings who run away from home to escape working in the family coffin business.
The Doll’s Head: Self-published (2010). A middle grade novel for girls spanning over 100 years on the New England coast.
The Yard Sale: Highlights Magazine (2010). A short story centered on the (un)importance of objects.