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Crocodiles and alligators
Barrett, Norman S.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : F. Watts, 1989.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Text and Photographs introduce crocodiles and alligators and their habits.
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Kenmore Library QL666.C925 B39 1989 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library QL666.C925 B39 1989 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library QL666.C925 B39 1989 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Author Notes

Norman S. Barrett is a prolific author of books for children. Born on August 27, 1935, in London, England, Barrett was educated at St. Catherine's College, Oxford (B.A., 1957; M.A., with honors, 1960). He has written over 100 nonfiction books, some of them under the names of N. S. Barrett, C. J. Norman, and R. J. Stephen.

Barrett credits his background in editing and publishing for giving him the many skills necessary to produce a publisher-ready work. He is capable of doing design, layout, and proofreading, as well as writing and researching. For his popular Picture Library series published by Franklin Watts, which includes a wide variety of subjects for six-to nine-year-olds, he researches, then writes in basic vocabulary that conforms to the page design, and finally has the content authenticated by an expert. The resulting titles range from Astronauts to Monkeys and Apes to Windsurfing, and meet the informational needs of children in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Before he began writing for juveniles in 1979, Barrett worked as an editor and founded Publicare Ltd., an editorial services firm. He has been a contributor to many sports reference works, such as Purnell's Encyclopedia of Sports, and to many general reference books, including The World of Knowledge Encyclopedia.

Barrett makes his home in London, England.

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