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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary R Dunn  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: March 22, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky

Died: October 3, 2017 in Libertyville, Illinois


-- Twitter -- https://twitter.com/marydunn17
-- Website -- http://www.marydunnbooks.com
-- Mary R Dunn on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=mary+r+dunn


Illinois Connection

Dunn graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She lived in Northern Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Dunn taught students at the elementary and college levels. She retired as a faculty member of the English Department from the College of Lake County. She loved telling stories about her students. A prolific writer with a passion for literature, Mary authored over 30 non-fiction children's books. A frequent speaker at state, national, and international conferences on writing and literacy, Dunn was known as the ''Queen of Non-Fiction'' by some. She was a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the International Literacy Association, and Off-Campus Writers' Workshop.


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A bean's life cycle
ISBN: 9781474743280. OCLC Number: 999629271

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A butterfly's life cycle
ISBN: 9781474743303. OCLC Number: 999629036

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A frog's life cycle
ISBN: 9781515770527. OCLC Number: 1001413921

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Find out about how a frog grows from an egg to a hopping amphibian. Also, learn about the stages in a frog's life, including how and what they eat and what happens to them in the winter. The life cycle of a frog is a fun thing to see!

A look at Earth
ISBN: 9781404238275. OCLC Number: 80361111

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This book introduces Planet Earth, the only planet known to have life, and explains that Earth is the one planet in our solar system that is mostly covered by water.

A look at Mars /
ISBN: 140423828X. OCLC Number: 82473416

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An introduction to the physical features of the red planet.

A Look at Mars.
ISBN: 1282205919. OCLC Number: 816314325

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The mysteries and wonders of Mars are introduced in this fascinating title. Particular attention is paid to the most recent scientific discoveries.

A look at Mercury
ISBN: 9781435845503. OCLC Number: 855023271

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Explore the world of the hottest planet in our solar system.

A look at Mercury /
ISBN: 1404238255. OCLC Number: 78071783

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Explore the world of the hottest planet in our solar system.

A look at Venus
ISBN: 9781404238268. OCLC Number: 80020020

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An introduction to the physical features of Earth's nearest planetary neighbor.

A turtle's life cycle
ISBN: 9781474743310. OCLC Number: 999629272

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An apple tree's life cycle
ISBN: 9781474743327. OCLC Number: 999629197

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California condors /
ISBN: 1491423072. OCLC Number: 888026158

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"Describes the characteristics, habitat, behavior, life cycle, and threats to California condors"--

Candace Parker
ISBN: 9781491479759. OCLC Number: 915497140

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Capybaras
ISBN: 9781620653227. OCLC Number: 829152920

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Capybaras /
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Copperheads
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Fireflies /
ISBN: 1429671203. OCLC Number: 701324329

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"Simple text and full-color photos explain the habitat, life cycle, range, and behavior of fireflies"--Provided by publisher.

Garter snakes
ISBN: 9781476520728. OCLC Number: 829239762

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Hedgehogs
ISBN: 9781429661911. OCLC Number: 650504385

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I want to be a ballet dancer
ISBN: 9781435849044. OCLC Number: 855024349

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Aspiring young dancers will learn about the grace, strength, and determination it takes to become a ballet dancer--Page 4 of cover.

I want to be a ballet dancer /
ISBN: 1404244697. OCLC Number: 183926421

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"Aspiring young dancers will learn about the grace, strength, and determination it takes to become a ballet dancer"--Page 4 of cover.

I want to be a chef
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Describes the work of chefs and what they do.

I want to be a fashion designer
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A very simple look at what designers do and how to become one.

I want to be in musicals
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An introduction to musicals, including how a musical comes together and what it's like to perform on stage.

I want to make movies /
ISBN: 1404244735. OCLC Number: 190761302

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I want to write books
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This book takes a look at famous authors and illustrators and how they get ideas and publish books.

I want to write books /
ISBN: 1404244743. OCLC Number: 190877304

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Llamas
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Llamas /
ISBN: 1429675888. OCLC Number: 741103498

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"Simple text and photographs present llamas, how they look, where they live, and what they do"--Provided by publisher.

Michelle Wie /
ISBN: 1491485728. OCLC Number: 915497393

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"Simple text and full-color photographs briefly describe the life of Michelle Wie and her career as a professional golfer"--

Opossums /
ISBN: 1429661925. OCLC Number: 650504386

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Simple text and full-color photos explain the habitat, life cycle, range, and behavior of opossums.

Ospreys /
ISBN: 1491423099. OCLC Number: 888026219

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"Describes the characteristics, habitat, behavior, life cycle, and threats to osprey"--

Owls
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Simple text and full-color photos explain the habitat, life cycle, range, and behavior of owls--Provided by publisher.

Piranhas /
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"Simple text and photographs present piranhas, how they look, where they live, and what they do"--Provided by publisher.

Porcupines
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Simple text and full-color photos explain the habitat, life cycle, range, and behavior of porcupines--Provided by publisher.

Pygmy marmosets
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Full-color photographs and simple text introduce pygmy marmosets--Provided by publisher.

Rattlesnakes
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Rose nichols-the garden girl.
ISBN: 1257636685. OCLC Number: 941885415

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Spider monkeys /
ISBN: 1620651041. OCLC Number: 808216661

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"Full-color photographs and simple text introduce spider monkeys"--Provided by publisher.

Tamarin monkeys
ISBN: 9781476510835. OCLC Number: 841514993

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Full-color photographs and simple text introduce tamarin monkeys--Provided by publisher.

Tamarin monkeys /
ISBN: 162065105X. OCLC Number: 805544789

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"Full-color photographs and simple text introduce tamarin monkeys"--Provided by publisher.

The Cambridge world history of food
ISBN: 9780511468674. OCLC Number: 44541840

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This outstanding work of scholarship explains what we eat and why we eat it. The multidisciplinary articles discuss both individual foods and topics such as food fads, famine, and eating disorders.--Outstanding Reference Sources, American Libraries, May 2001.

The Mohawk /
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The Norton anthology of poetry
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Toucans /
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Turkey vultures
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