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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Scotti Cohn  

Pen Name: Scotti McAuliff Cohn, Scotti Kent


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1950 in Springfield, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Cohn was born in Springfield and lived in Bloomington for ten years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cohn is a freelance writer and editor. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the author of five nonfiction books published by The Globe Pequot Press, with a sixth book scheduled for publication by Globe in 2009. Her short stories have appeared in numerous magazines for young people, and her poems about animals have appeared in ''Highlights for Children'' and ''Zootles'' magazines.

Selected Titles At Your Library

More than petticoats.
ISBN: 1560449004. OCLC Number:

TwoDot,. Helena, Mont. :. ©2000.

It happened in North Carolina /
ISBN: 1560449667. OCLC Number:

TwoDot,. Helena, Mont. :. ©2000.

Beyond their years :
ISBN: 0762710276. OCLC Number:

TwoDot,. Guilford, Conn. :. ©2003.

The events, struggles, hardships, and conflicts of the Civil War are seen through the eyes of sixteen children--male and female, white and black, Union and Confederate--between the ages of three and seventeen.

Liberty's children :
ISBN: 0762727349. OCLC Number:

Two Dot,. Guilford, Conn :. ©2004.

Disasters and heroic rescues of North Carolina /
ISBN: 0762737042. OCLC Number:

Insiders' Guide,. Guilford, Conn. :. ©2005.

North Carolina has had more than its share of disasters during the course of its history. Twenty of these dramatic incidents come to life under the pen of veteran history writer Scotti Cohn. Spanning the early nineteenth century through contemporary times, these incredible stories tell of people facing all kinds of catastrophic events, from hurricanes and fires to train wrecks and airplane crashes, including: The Great Fire of 1831 in Fayetteville, which was the most destructive fire in all of U.S. history, destroying 600 homes, 125 businesses, and the State House. The Great Hurricane of 1899, during which Rasmus Midgett of the Gull Shoal Life-Saving Station single-handedly rescued ten people from a cargo vessel that was driven ashore. A seven-year-old's eyewitness account of the 1925 Coal Glen Mining Disaster in Sanford, in which fifty-three men were killed, leaving forty women without a husband and seventy-five children fatherless.

One wolf howls /
ISBN: 1607180375. OCLC Number:

Sylvan Dell Pub.,. Mt. Pleasant, SC :. ©2009.

The months of the year and the numbers 1 through 12 are used in rhyming text to introduce children to the behavior of wolves in natural settings. Includes "For Creative Minds" educational section.

It happened in Chicago /
ISBN: 0762750561. OCLC Number:

Globe Pequot Press,. Guilford, Conn. :. ©2009.

Thirty-six episodes from the Windy City's history, including legendary events such as the great fire and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, as well as lesser-known tales.

Chicago curiosities :
ISBN: 0762759844. OCLC Number:

Globe Pequot Press,. Guilford, Conn. :. ©2010.

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Windy City has to offer! Whether you & rsquo;re a born-and-raised Chicagoan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Chicago Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Scotti Cohn takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Windy City. Watch Daedalus and Icarus fly across the fa & ccedil;ade of the Savings of America Building & mdash;and wonder if the mural & rsquo;s location might carry a message for the financial industry. ... A baboon with wings? A predatory grasshopper? Figure out for yourself just what Picasso & rsquo;s & ldquo;gift to Chicago & rdquo; & mdash;a sculpture unveiled in 1967 & mdash;represents. Want to stand out? You can do so at the Ledge at Skydeck Chicago, an all-glass architectural wonder attached to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Meet the man who travels the world impersonating President Obama.

Illinois, mapping the prairie state through history :
ISBN: 0762760117. OCLC Number:

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Maps of Illinois throughout history.

Big cat, little kitty /
ISBN: 160718124X. OCLC Number:

Sylvan Dell Pub.,. Mt. Pleasant, SC :. ©2011.

"Introduces children to the days of the week as they travel to seven different world habitats to meet the big cats, and then back to compare and contrast the domestic cat's behavior to that of its relative"--Front flap.

On the move :
ISBN: 1607186284. OCLC Number:

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Learn which animals migrate due to seasonal food changes and which animals migrate according to their life cycles.



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