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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''.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Clyde Monster /
ISBN: 0140547436. OCLC Number:

Puffin Unicorn,. [New York, N.Y.] :. 1987, ©1976.

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. OCLC Number:

Consortium Pub. Co.,. Jacksonville, IL. :. 2006.


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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