BLUMBERG, Rhoda. American, b. 1917. Genres: Children's non-fiction. Career: Freelance writer. Publications: Firefighters, 1975; Sharks, 1975; First Ladies, 1977; Famine, 1978; Witches, 1979; Backyard Bestiary, 1979: UFO, 1979; The Truth about Dragons, 1980; First Travel Guide to the Moon, 1980; Freaky Facts, 1981; Southern Africa, 1982; Devils and Demons, 1982; (with L. Blumberg) Dictionary of Misinformation, 1982; First Travel Guide to the Bottom of the Sea, 1983: Monsters, 1983; Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, 1985 (Golden Kite Award, Newbery Honor Book); (with L. Blumberg) Lovebirds, Lizards and Llamas, 1986; The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark, 1987; The Great American Gold Rush, 1989; The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook, 1991; Jumbo, 1992; Bloomers, 1993; Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Rail Road, 1995; What's the Deal: Jefferson, Napoleon and the Louisiana Purchase, 1998; Shipwrecked: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy, 2001. Address: 1305 Baptist Church Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, U.S.A.