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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Meyer Seltzer  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Meyer Seltzer lives in Chicago close enough to Wrigley Field to hear the roar of the crowd.

Biographical and Professional Information

Meyer Seltzer is a writer and illustrator of books for children.

Published Works

  • Petcetera, The Pet Riddle Book, Albert Whitman & Co., 1988
  • Hide and Go-Shriek Monster Riddles, Albert Whitman & Co., 1990
  • Shazam, Simple Science Magic, Albert Whitman & Co., 1991
  • Here Comes the Recycling Truck, Albert Whitman & Co., 1992
  • Riddles To Tell Your Cat, Albert Whitman & Co., 1992
  • Math-a-Magic, Number Tricks for Magicians, Albert Whitman & Co., 1994
  • I Know About Maps, Rand McNally, 1995
  • I Know About Sports, Rand McNally, 1995
  • I Know About Flags, Rand McNally, 1995
  • I Know About Planets, Rand McNally, 1995

Selected Titles At Your Library

Petcetera :
ISBN: 0807565156. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Niles, Ill. :. 1988.

A collection of riddles and jokes about pets and other, somewhat more exotic animals.

Hide-and-go-shriek monster riddles /
ISBN: 0807532738. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Niles, Ill. :. 1990.

Includes more than 100 humorous riddles about vampires, ghouls, ghosts, werewolves, and other monsters.

Shazam! :
ISBN: 0807573329. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Morton Grove, Ill. :. 1991.

A collection of magic tricks exploring fundamental science principles.

Here comes the recycling truck! /
ISBN: 0807532355. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Morton Grove, Ill. :. 1992.

Follows Elisa, the driver of a recycling truck, as she picks up papers, glass, and metals and takes them to the recycling center where they are prepared for recycling.

Riddles to tell your cat /
ISBN: 0807570060. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman & Co.,. Morton Grove, Ill. :. 1992.

A collection of jokes, riddles, and tales about cats.

Math-a-magic :
ISBN: 0807549959. OCLC Number:

A. Whitman,. Morton Grove, Ill. :. 1990.

Provides instructions for twenty magic tricks using numbers, with explanations of the mathematics behind each trick.



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