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Dandi Daley Mackall

Biography

Dandi Daley Mackall

Dandi won her first writing contest as a 10-year-old tomboy. Her 50 words on "Why I Want to Be Batboy for the Kansas City A's" won first place, but the team wouldn't let a girl be batboy. It was her first taste of rejection.
 
Since then, Dandi Daley Mackall has become an award-winning author of over 400 books for children of all ages, with sales of 4 million copies in 22 countries. THE SILENCE OF MURDER is the winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery 2012.

Dandi Daley Mackall

Books by Dandi Daley Mackall

by Dandi Daley Mackall - Children's 10+, Family Life, Fiction

The story is about 10-year-old Laney Grafton and the new girl in her class --- Lara Phelps, whom everyone bullies from the minute she shows up. Laney is just relieved to have someone else as a target of bullying. But instead of acting the way a bullied kid normally acts, this new girl returns kindness for a meanness that intensifies...until nobody remains unchanged, not even the reader.