Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lorijo Metz  

Pen Name: N/A


Born: in Waukegan, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Metz was born in Waukegan and grew up in Antioch. She attended Illinois State University in Bloomington and now resides in Gurnee.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lorijo Metz currently resides in Indiana. Though she has a degree in acting and directing, she much prefers the anonymity of the keyboard, allowing her characters to revel in the spotlight while she sits quietly sipping tea or coffee, nibbling on cookies, and dreaming up ways to complicate their lives.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Floridius Bloom and the planet of Gloom /
ISBN: 0803730845. OCLC Number:

Dial Books for Young Readers,. New York :. ©2007.

Floridius Bloom builds a high wall to keep the feared monsters of Gloom out of his light-filled garden, but one day he gets a visitor that changes everything.

What can we do about global warming? /
ISBN: 1435824792. OCLC Number:

Rosen Pub. Group,. New York, NY :. 2010.

Teaches children about global warming, and discusses the causes and effects on the animals and the environment, renewable energy, global solutions, and other related topics; and offers tips and advice on ways to prevent global warming.

What can we do about invasive species? /
ISBN: 1435824873. OCLC Number:

PowerKids Press,. New York :. 2010.

Explores how and why plants and animals enter ecosystems to which they are not native, as well as the consequences of these invasions for other animals, plants, and humans.

What can we do about trash and recycling? /
ISBN: 1435824830. OCLC Number:

PowerKids Press,. New York :. 2010.

Teaches children about the importance of recycling, discusses the impact of trash on the environment, biodegradable materials, and other related topics; and offers tips and advice on what and how to recycle.



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