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Annie Barrows's collaboration with her late aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, has been a publishing phenomenon, resulting in well over one million copies in print in both hardcover and paperback, and speaking engagements for Barrows all over the country. People magazine called it ''a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.'' Guernsey was on more than fifteen ''best of the year'' lists, and has now been published in twenty-five countries.
Annie Barrows was born in San Diego into a family of book lovers and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area shortly thereafter. She spent most of her childhood at the library; ''because I wouldn't leave, they hired me to shelve books at the age of twelve.'' After receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, she began writing full time. The first book in her children's series Ivy and Bean was published in 2006 and was an ALA Notable book for 2007. Her 2008 stand-alone children's novel, The Magic Half, was described by School Library Journal as ''a delightful tale brimming with mystery, magic, and adventure.''
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