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Jean Marzollo was born Jean Martin in Manchester, Connecticut on June 25, 1942. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1964, and received a master's degree in teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965. After graduating, she taught high school English for several years and then became involved in educational publishing. She was the editor of Scholastic's kindergarten magazine Let's Find Out for twenty years. Her first book for parents, Learning Through Play, was published in 1972 and her first children's book, Close Your Eyes, was published in 1978. She wrote over 150 books for children and has illustrated some of her own children's books starting in 2003. Her works include the I Spy series; Soccer Sam; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. She died in her sleep of natural causes on April 10, 2018 at the age of 75. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King 1,335 copies, 20 reviews
I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles 1,103 copies, 4 reviews
I Spy a School Bus 1,011 copies, 7 reviews
I Spy a Pumpkin 858 copies, 5 reviews
I Spy a Dinosaur's Eye 821 copies, 7 reviews
In 1492 818 copies, 11 reviews
I'm a Caterpillar 742 copies, 8 reviews
I Am a Leaf 711 copies, 10 reviews
I'm a Seed 695 copies, 7 reviews
I Spy a Butterfly 686 copies, 2 reviews
I Am an Apple 660 copies, 3 reviews
I Am Water 612 copies, 9 reviews
I Am Snow 572 copies, 4 reviews
I Spy a Scary Monster 535 copies, 1 review
I Spy a Skeleton 501 copies, 2 reviews
I Spy a Balloon 460 copies, 3 reviews
Soccer Sam 407 copies, 1 review
The Rain Forest (First Discovery Book) (Editor) 385 copies, 2 reviews
I Spy Little Book 383 copies, 5 reviews
I Spy Little Animals 381 copies, 2 reviews
Christmas Cats 360 copies, 6 reviews
I Am Fire 355 copies, 2 reviews
Pretend You're a Cat 330 copies, 3 reviews
I Spy an Apple 328 copies, 3 reviews
I Love You: A Rebus Poem 328 copies, 5 reviews
I Spy Little Numbers (Author) 321 copies, 1 review
I Spy Little Letters 260 copies, 2 reviews
I Spy Little Christmas 257 copies, 1 review
Pierre the Penguin: A True Story 250 copies, 8 reviews
I Spy Little Wheels 248 copies, 3 reviews
City Sounds 233 copies, 1 review
My First Book of Biographies 229 copies, 3 reviews
I Spy Letters 214 copies, 2 reviews
I Am a Rock 209 copies
I Spy Little Bunnies 198 copies, 1 review
I Am a Star 196 copies, 1 review
How Kids Grow 180 copies, 1 review
I Spy Animals 176 copies, 1 review
Mama Mama (Growing Tree) 173 copies, 6 reviews
Ten Cats Have Hats 161 copies, 3 reviews
Papa, Papa 156 copies, 1 review
Close Your Eyes 156 copies, 3 reviews
Home Sweet Home 146 copies, 2 reviews
I Spy Numbers 139 copies, 1 review
I Spy Little Hearts 122 copies, 1 review
Cannonball Chris 110 copies, 1 review
The Baby Unicorn (Author) 92 copies, 1 review
Miriam and Her Brother Moses 81 copies, 2 reviews
Baby Unicorn and Baby Dragon (Author) 80 copies, 1 review
Ruth and Naomi 72 copies, 2 reviews
Sun Song 71 copies
David and Goliath 69 copies, 1 review
Daniel in the Lions' Den 68 copies, 3 reviews
In 1776 62 copies, 2 reviews
Ten Little Christmas Presents 56 copies, 2 reviews
I See A Star 52 copies
Snow Angel 40 copies
Help Me Learn Addition 32 copies, 1 review
Learning Through Play 31 copies, 1 review
Red Ribbon Rosie 30 copies, 1 review
Let's Go, Pegasus! 30 copies, 4 reviews
Help Me Learn Subtraction 29 copies, 1 review
Teddy Bear Book 20 copies
Ten Little Eggs 20 copies
Baby's Alphabet 16 copies, 1 review
Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20 11 copies, 1 review
Red Sun Girl 7 copies
Blue Sun Ben 6 copies
Out of Time, into Love 5 copies, 1 review
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Silver Bear 4 copies
I Spy 3 copies
Funny Teeth 2 copies
Butterfly 1 copy
Soccer Sam 1 copy, 1 review
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Jean Marzollo is the award winning author of over 100 books, including the best-selling I Spy books and the Shanna Show books. Recent books she has both written AND illustrated are: Ten Little Christmas Presents; Pandora's Box; Let's Go, Pegasus! Little Bear, You're A Star; Daniel in the Lions' Den; Miriam and Her Brother Moses; David and Goliath; and Ten Little Eggs. She lives in Upstate New York.
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