JARROW, Gail. American, b. 1952. Genres: Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction. Career: Children's book author and teacher. Taught elementary and middle school math and science in Cambridge, MA, and Hanover, NH, 1974-79; freelance writer, 1983-; Institute of Children's Literature, Redding Ridge, CT, instructor, 1991-. Publications: FICTION: That Special Someone, 1985; If Phyllis Were Here, 1987; The Two-Ton Secret, 1989; Beyond the Magic Sphere, 1994. NONFICTION: The Naked Mole-Rat: Solving the Mystery (with P. Sherman), 1996; Naked Mole-Rats, 1996; Animal Babysitters, 2001; Animals Attack: Bears, 2003; Animals Attack: Rhinos, 2003; Parasites: Hookworms, 2004; Parasites: Chiggers, 2004. Author of stories and articles in periodicals.