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Brimner, Larry Dane.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
47 pages ; 22 cm.
Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of flies and discusses some of the different kinds.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 1639.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.1 3 Quiz: 23363 Guided reading level: M.
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QL533.2 .B75 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QL533.2 .B75 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Author Notes

Larry Dane Brimner was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and spent his early childhood exploring Alaska's Kodiak Island. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in British Literature from San Diego State University, where he graduated cum laude, and later received advanced degrees in writing and curriculum development. During his twenty-year teaching career, he began to write for publication.

Brimner made his debut in children's books with the publication of BMX Freestyle in 1987. It was named an International Reading Association Children's Choice book for 1988. This title was followed by Country Bear's Good Neighbor, which the American Booksellers Association named their "Pick of the List." Brimner wrote A Migrant Family, which was named a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC); Max and Felix , a nominee for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award; Voices From the Camps, cited as a Best Book for the Teen Age by New York Public Library; Snowboarding, an IRA Children's Choice for 1998; and the Official M&M'sĀ® Book of the Millennium, an IRA Children's Choice for 2000.

Brimner is the author of more than 110 books for young people. He also speaks to school children about the writing process or to teachers at conferences. In 2014 his title, Strike: The Farm Workers Fight for Their Rights, made the Civil Rights Hot Title's List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Flies, Flies, Everywherep. 5
Two Wingsp. 7
Up Closep. 12
The House Flyp. 22
Birth of a Flyp. 25
Mosquitoes Are Fliesp. 30
The "Bad" Fliesp. 34
The "Good" Fliesp. 38
To Find Out Morep. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
Meet the Authorp. 48