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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rick Chrustowski  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Valpariso, Indiana

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Illinois Connection

Rick lived in Chicago for a period of time and now resides in Wisconsin.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rick is an author and illustrator.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Bright beetle /
ISBN: 0805060588. OCLC Number:

Henry Holt,. New York :. 2000.

Follows the life cycle of the small insects known as ladybugs, from egg through larva and pupa stages to fully developed adult.

Lunch at the zoo :
ISBN: 0805060707. OCLC Number:

Henry Holt and Co.,. New York :. 2001.

Describes how zoo nutritionists learn what to feed the animals in their care, the feeding procedures used by large zoos, and the nutritional needs of a variety of zoo animal.

Will you sting me? Will you bite? :
ISBN: 0880451440. OCLC Number:

Stemmer House,. Owings Mills, Md. :. 2001.

This entertaining account about the world of insects tells young readers which insects are to be left alone, which are not a threat, and how to tell the difference with descriptions ending in funny little poems combined with informative facts. Illustrations.

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