Ansary, Mir Tamim

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ANSARY, Mir Tamim

ANSARY, Mir Tamim. Afghani, b. 1948. Genres: Children's non-fiction, Education, Children's fiction. Career: Portland Scribe, Portland, OR, staff writer, 1972-76; The Asia Foundation, San Francisco, CA, assistant editor of Asian Student, 1976-78, became editor of development publications, 1979; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Orlando, FL, school department editor, 1980-89; freelance writer, educational consultant, and columnist, 1990-. Publications: Afghanistan: Fighting for Freedom, 1991; Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases, 1996; Score Booster Handbook: For Reading and Language Arts, 2000; West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story (memoir), 2002. CAUGHT READING SERIES: Carmen's Card, 1995; The Sea House, 1995; Spiders from Outer Space, 1995; The Lost Boy, 1995. COOL COLLECTIONS SERIES: Model Cars, 1997; Stamps, 1997; Dolls, 1997; Natural Objects, 1997; Insects, 1997. SUPER READERS SERIES; Mysterious Places, 1997; Creepy Creatures, 1997; Unbelievable Beasts, 1998; Baffling Disappearances, 1998; Great Crime Busters, 1998. HOLIDAY HISTORIES SERIES: Veterans Day, 1999; Labor Day, 1999; Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, 1999; Memorial Day, 1999; Columbus Day, 1999; Presidents' Day, 1999; Earth Day, 2000; Thanksgiving Day, 2001; Election Day, 2002; Independence Day, 2002; Flag Day, 2002; Arbor Day, 2002. ADVENTURES PLUS SERIES (educational comic books): Alien Alert, 2000; Treasure Hunt, 2000; Lost in Time, 2000; Runaway Spaceship, 2000; That's Some Dog, 2000; Case of the Missing Millie, 2000. NATIVE AMERICANS SERIES: Plains Indians, 2000; California Indians, 2000; Eastern Woodlands Indians, 2000; Southwest Indians, 2000; Northwest Coast Indians, 2000; Great Basin Indians, 2000; Arctic Peoples, 2000; Plateau Indians, 2000; Southeast Indians, 2000; Subarctic Indians, 2002. STATE STUDIES. CALIFORNIA SERIES: California History, 2002; All around California: Regions and Resources, 2002; People of California, 2002; (with S. Feinstein) Uniquely California, 2003; (with S. Feinstein) California Plants and Animals, 2003; (with S. Feinstein) California Native Peoples, 2003. Contributor of chapters on Islamic history to books, and fiction and nonfiction selections to reading anthology. Address: c/o Julie Castiglia, 1155 Camino Del Mar, Ste. 510, Del Mar, CA 92014, U.S.A. Online address: