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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rainer Lothar Broekel  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Young Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1923 in Germany

Died: January 26, 2006 in Ipswich, Massachusetts

-- Rainer Lothar Broekel on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mr. Broekel was raised in Evanston, Illinois and taught Junior-High in Jacksonville, Illinois during the 1950`s.

Biographical and Professional Information


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Titles At Your Library

60 Silly Jokes You Can Play on Your Friends
ISBN: 0590324020

Scholastic. 1987

alternate title "the surprise book"

I Can Be an Auto Mechanic (I Can Be Books)
ISBN: 051601885X

Childrens Pr. 1985

Explains what an auto mechanic does, discusses important qualities such as manual dexterity and an ability to work with computers and math, and examines the special education and training required for such a career

I Can Be an Author (I Can Be Books)
ISBN: 0516018914

Childrens Pr. 1986

Describes the personal qualities, training, and tools necessary to be a writer

Optical Illusions (First Book)
ISBN: 0531102203

Franklin Watts. 1986

A fully illustrated collection of optical tricks and illusions of all kinds includes complete, simple explanations and directions for achieving magical effects

Math-A-Magic: Number Tricks for Magicians
ISBN: 0807549940

Albert Whitman & Co. 1989

Features twenty number tricks that will teach children not to be afraid of mathematics

Shazam!: Simple Science Magic
ISBN: 0807573329

Albert Whitman & Co. 1991

A collection of magic tricks exploring fundamental science principles.



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