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.