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Rita Golden Gelman is the author of more than 70 children's books. She is temporarily living in New York City. (Publisher Provided) Rita Golden Gelman (born July 2, 1937, Bridgeport, CT) is an American writer of children's literature and travel literature for adults. Gelman is the author of more than seventy children's books and two adult books. Her memoir, Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World, was published in 2001 by Crown/Random House and it is still selling widely in paperback. In 2014 it made the New York Times bestseller list. In 1987 Gelman decided to sell all her possessions and become a citizen of the world. Her most recent book, Female Nomad and Friends, is an anthology of forty-one authors who tell their stories of "connecting across cultures." Gelman has delivered keynote speeches for many different colleges and organizations, among them, Global Citizen's Network. (Bowker Author Biography)
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More Spaghetti, I Say! (Author) 1,790 copies, 47 reviews
Body Battles 542 copies, 4 reviews
Mole in a Hole 275 copies, 1 review
Why Can't I Fly? (Author) 268 copies
Pizza Pat 254 copies, 2 reviews
A Monkey Grows Up 145 copies, 2 reviews
A Koala Grows Up 123 copies, 2 reviews
Queen Esther Saves Her People 112 copies, 4 reviews
I Went to the Zoo 88 copies, 2 reviews
Doodler Doodling 79 copies, 3 reviews
Stop Those Painters! 66 copies, 1 review
Rice Is Life 55 copies, 3 reviews
Pets for Sale 44 copies
Ufo Encounters 41 copies, 1 review
Cats and Mice 35 copies
Wet Cats 34 copies, 1 review
Benji at Work 26 copies, 2 reviews
Great Moments in Sports 6 copies, 1 review
Fun City 4 copies
Hey Kid 4 copies
Dumb Joey 4 copies
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