Patricia Lauber is the author of more than sixty-five books for
young readers. Many of them are in the field of science, and their
range reflects the diversity of her own interests-bats, dolphins,
dogs, volcanoes, earthquakes, the ice ages, the Everglades, the
planets, earthworms. Two of her books, SEEDS: POP STICK GLIDE and
JOURNEY TO THE PLANETS, were nonfiction nominees for The American
Book Awards. She was the 1983 winner of The Washington
Post/Children's Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to
children's nonfiction literature.
As well as writing books, Ms. Lauber has been editor of Junior
Scholastic, editor-in-chief of Science World, and chief editor,
science and mathematics, of The New Book of Knowledge
A graduate of Wellesley College, she is married and lives in
Connecticut. When not writing, she enjoys hiking, sailing,
traveling, cooking, reading, and listening to music.