Gillian O'Reilly

Gillian O'Reilly

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Publications

The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places, revised and updated (Annick Press, 2016)

Slangalicious: Where We Got That Crazy Lingo (Annick Press, 2004)

Genre

Non-fiction

Biography

Gillian O’Reilly has been interested in words ever since she ate the dust jacket off the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary when she was 11 months old. A freelance writer and editor, she has worked in the book business for over 35 years. From 1996 to 2016, she edited Canadian Children&;s Book News, published by the Canadian Children&;s Book Centre.

Gillian is the author of two books for young readers: Slangalicious: Where We Got That Crazy Lingo (2004) and The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places, co-written with Cora Lee (2007, revised and updated edition 2016 with new illustrations by Lil Crump). She is currently working on a children’s book about William Osler.