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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jean F. Blashfield  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: in Madison, Wisconsin

-- Jean F. Blashfield on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Blashfield was raised in Evanston and did graduate work in Science Education at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jean F. Blashfield has worked for publishers in Chicago, and Washington, D.C. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she has written more than 90 books, most of them for young people. She currently resides in Delavan, Wisconsin.

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Animal life
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Examines the different types of animals, how they are classified, and how their attributes and behavior help them adapt to their environment.

ISBN: 0811463664. OCLC Number: 31604442

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Discusses Antarctica including the animals that live there, the scientists who work there, and the problems with its environment.

ISBN: 9780531212509. OCLC Number: 889426416

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Discusses the history, geography, and people of Argentina as well as the country's rich culture and traditions and its beautiful natural areas.

ISBN: 0516210688. OCLC Number: 42397347

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Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture and people of the state of Arizona.

ISBN: 9780531253083. OCLC Number: 743432563

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Explores the geography, history, arts, religions, and everyday life of the Land Down Under, also called the Lucky Country.

Awesome Almanac.
ISBN: 1880190079. OCLC Number: 28437899

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ISBN: 0817250417. OCLC Number: 38831472

Raintree Steck-Vaughn,. .

Presents the basic concepts of carbon, one of the most important chemical elements found in all living things.

Carl Sagan :
ISBN: 9781438149684. OCLC Number: 908389342

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Learn many things about Carl Sagan as a person and as a Astronomer. Learn about his historical contributions to Astronomy and to the world.

Cartier :
ISBN: 0756501229. OCLC Number: 46590006

Compass Point Books,. .

Provides an account of Cartier's journey to discover a water route between France and China in the 1500s. Presents a brief description of the life and explorations of Cartier, who made three voyages to what is today known as Canada, in search of a northwest passage to China. Students will learn the geographic, economic, and religious reasons that brought the explorers and settlers to unfamiliar regions; their problems, their goals and accomplishments, as well as their fears and superstitions.

ISBN: 0739843583. OCLC Number: 46618264

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Explains what the chemical element chlorine is, and discusses its importance to humans.

ISBN: 0516206842. OCLC Number: 38992994

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Describes the geography, plants and animals, history, economy, language, religions, culture, sports and arts, and people of the state of Colorado.

ISBN: 9780531275429. OCLC Number: 771913523

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Discusses England's long and fascinating history (from its earliest settlement thousands of years ago to its modern status as part of the United Kingdom), its rich culture, beautiful landscapes, and diverse cities.

Faerie mound of dragonkind
ISBN: 0880384492. OCLC Number: 16162820

TSR,. .

As one of the characters in a dangerous world of ancient magic and power, the reader makes decisions controlling a quest for a precious object. Includes instructions for using a die and cutout figures at certain points in the quest.

Galápagos Islands
ISBN: 0811463621. OCLC Number: 30036063

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Explore these unique islands and meet its inhabitants.

ISBN: 9780531256015. OCLC Number: 819531721

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Examines the geography, history, and government of Germany, while highlighting its achievements in art, medicine and industry.

Golda Meir
ISBN: 9780761449607. OCLC Number: 1026928922

Marshall Cavendish Benchmark,. .

Presents the biography of Golda Meir against the backdrop of her political, historical, and cultural environment--Provided by publisher.

ISBN: 0516236784. OCLC Number: 57432251

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ISBN: 0516259490. OCLC Number: 76064607

Children's Press/Scholastic,. .

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Hillary Clinton
ISBN: 9781608703470. OCLC Number: 650877481

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Presents the biography of Hillary Rodham Clinton against the backdrop of her political, historical, and cultural environment--Provided by publisher.

Horse soldiers :
ISBN: 053120300X. OCLC Number: 36713030

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Examines the role played by cavalry, or horse soldiers, in both the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.

ISBN: 0817250387. OCLC Number: 38831490

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Presents the basic concepts of this central element of the universe.

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Examines the history, structure, and operation of Interpol, the world's law-enforcement agency.

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ISBN: 9780531282793. OCLC Number: 192109594

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Takes readers on a tour of Iowa, describing the state's history, culture, land, economy, government, and sights, and including unique facts, color maps and photos, the state song, suggested activities, lists of famous people, cultural institutions, and annual events, and other resources.

ISBN: 9780531236765. OCLC Number: 866859656

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Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, religion, and culture of Ireland.

Iron and the trace elements
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Defines trace elements and discusses how they affect life on the planet.

Island hopping in the Pacific
ISBN: 0896865673. OCLC Number: 25247192

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Explains why it was necessary for allied forces to make their way through islands up the Pacific on the way to invading and conquering Japan.

ISBN: 9780531236772. OCLC Number: 824696841

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Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, religion, and culture of Italy.

La magia al reves
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Timun Mas,. .

ISBN: 0739843605. OCLC Number: 46634138

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ISBN: 9780531282823. OCLC Number: 862149447

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Despite its small size, Panama has played a big role in history. Located at the junction of Central America and South America, its famous canal offers the fastest passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Readers will learn how Panama was first settled, how it came to be the site of one of the world's most important canals, and what life is like there today.

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Notes the importance of phosphorus to plants and animals.

Shirley Temple Black :
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Star Rangers and the spy
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As a young Star Ranger chasing the thief of an experimental spaceship, the reader makes decisions controlling a series of adventures in outer space.

The California Gold Rush and the '49ers
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When life flourished in ancient seas :
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ISBN: 9780531248744. OCLC Number: 856647681

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Describes the history, geography, ecology, people, economy, cities, and sights of the state of Wisconsin, and includes ideas for classroom assignments.

Women at the front :
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Women inventors
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