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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert L. Crowe  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1937 in Macomb, Illinois

-- Robert L. Crowe on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Crowe was born in Macomb, Illinois and currently lives in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Robert L. Crowe has published three previous children s picture books. ''Clyde Monster'' won the Library of Congress Award for Children s Literature and ''Tyler Toad'' and the Thunder was selected for the Children's Choice Award by the American Library Association. Both are published by Putnam-Penguin in New York. His first book was ''The Fastest Trip in the History of Turtle''.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The fastest trip in the history of turtle
ISBN: B0006XOD54

Creative Ideas. 1975

Tyler Toad and the Thunder
ISBN: 0140547916

Puffin Books. 1992

None of the animals' explanations for the origin of thunder seems reassuring to the frightened T. Tyler Toad as he hides in a hole waiting for the storm to pass.

Clyde Monster (Picture Puffin)
ISBN: 0140547436

Puffin Books. 1993

A young monster is afraid of the dark because he believes that a person may be lurking under the bed or in a corner

Children's Stories for Almost Everyone
ISBN: 0970717385

Consortium Publishing Co.. 2006

Children s Stories for Almost Everyone is a compilation of 22 stories that have themes directed to older children and adults. The book is sub-titled a reader and the author suggests that children read the stories to adults. Adults who purchase the book will enjoy the selections and the messages. The stories are directed to ages 9 and up but young children will also delight in listening.


Clyde the Monster

  • Library of Congress Award for Childrens Literature
  • Children's Choice Award, American Library Association
  • Tyler Toad and the Thunder

  • Children's Choice Award, American Library Association

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