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Author photo. Betsy Maestro with husband and co-author Giulio Maestro

Betsy Maestro with husband and co-author Giulio Maestro

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Betsy Maestro was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1944. She received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in elementary guidance from Southern Connecticut State College. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a kindergarten and first grade teacher for eleven years. During that time she became aware of the need for imaginative nonfiction to spark children's interests. She has been creating books with her husband Giulio since 1974. She writes and he does the illustrating. They are best known for their nonfiction titles which include the American Story series. Together, they have produced over ninety titles. Her other works include How Do Apples Grow? and Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Why Do Leaves Change Color?… (more)
Why Do Leaves Change Color? 1,946 copies, 40 reviews
How Do Apples Grow? 1,342 copies, 19 reviews
Snow Day (Blue Ribbon Book) 474 copies, 2 reviews
The Story of Money 291 copies, 8 reviews
Big City Port 223 copies, 3 reviews
The Story of Clocks and Calendars 223 copies, 7 reviews
Take a Look At Snakes 167 copies, 1 review
The Story of Religion 132 copies, 1 review
Taxi: A Book of City Words 46 copies, 1 review
Traffic a Book of Opposites 44 copies, 2 reviews
Ferryboat 42 copies
Temperature and You 36 copies, 1 review
Bike Trip 12 copies
Harriet Reads Signs 11 copies, 1 review
Through the Year with Harriet 11 copies, 1 review
In My Boat 3 copies
Camping Out 2 copies
America (66) American history (238) animals (72) apples (231) autumn (163) bats (66) botany (57) children (58) children's (91) Constitution (41) exploration (42) explorers (66) fall (396) fiction (49) fruit (45) government (40) history (438) immigration (108) informational (65) leaves (231) math (48) money (45) Native Americans (44) nature (85) non-fiction (494) picture book (241) plants (175) science (433) seasons (230) seeds (38) snow (66) social studies (93) TOG (47) TOG Y2 (50) transportation (66) trees (136) US history (60) USA (65) weather (57) winter (110)
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