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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jan Gleiter  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1947 in Wisconsin

-- Jan Gleiter on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jan lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jan Gleiter was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Northern Virginia. She began writing children's books in the 1980s and branched out into adult fiction in the mid-90s. She lives in Chicago, Illinois, and currently works in the field of educational publishing, specializing in assessment and language arts.

Published Works

  • Seaside Adventure, Raintree Publishers, 1987
  • Simon Bolivar, Raintree Publishers, 1989
  • Benito Juarez, Raintree Publishers, 1990
  • Lie Down With Dogs, St. Martin`s Press, 1996
  • A House by the Side of the Road, St. Martin`s Press, 1998

Selected Titles At Your Library

Seaside adventure /
ISBN: 0817227458. OCLC Number:

Raintree Childrens Books,. Milwaukee :. ©1987.

A teddy bear family spends an exciting day in and out of the water at the beach.

Simón Bolívar /
ISBN: 0817229027. OCLC Number:

Raintree Publishers,. Milwaukee :. ©1989.

A biography of "El Libertador," whose victories over the Spaniards won independence for Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Benito Juárez /
ISBN: 0811467597. OCLC Number:

Steck-Vaughn,. Austin, TX :. ©1993.

A biography of the Mexican president who during his tenure in office separated church and state, established religious tolerance, and made the land distribution system more equitable.

Lie down with dogs /
ISBN: 0312140037. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 1996.

In the woods near Chicago, Robert Cooper encounters a boy and his guardian running from men trying to kill them. He puts them up in his house and proceeds to solve the puzzle: why did the boy's father leave him in the woman's care without giving a reason?

A house by the side of the road /
ISBN: 0312966938. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Paperbacks,. New York :. 1999, ©1998.



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