My Secret Admirer

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Delacorte Press, 1984 - Children's stories, American. - 117 pages
When she receives a valentine signed "your secret admirer," Claire tries a variety of schemes to discover his identity.

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About the author (1984)

Stephen Roos was born in New York and grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut. He attended Loomis School and graduated from Yale. After a career in publishing, he turned to writing. His first novel, "My Horrible Secret, " was published in 1983. Since then, he has written nearly two dozen other books for children, including "Twelve-Year-Old Vows Revenge, Confessions of a Wayward Preppie, " and "You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone." Stephen Roos now lives in New York City.

About "The Gypsies Never Came, " he writes: "For most of my writing, I have drawn on the lighter, goofier sides of my childhood. When I came to write "The Gypsies Never Came, " I knew it was time to turn to a side that I had always shied away from. Like Augie, I was born with a physical handicap. Lucky for me, I fell in with Gypsies. They weren't Augie's Gypsies. My Gypsies made music and acted and did all sorts of wonderful things. They included me. They taught me. They became my home.

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