Kroll, Virginia L(ouise)

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KROLL, Virginia L(ouise)

KROLL, Virginia L(ouise). Also writes as Melrose Cooper. American, b. 1948. Genres: Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction. Career: Fifth grade teacher in the Buffalo, NY, area, 1968-69 and 1980-81; Hamburg Memorial Youth Center, Hamburg, NY, recreation assistant, 1978-80. Medaille College, Buffalo, college instructor for Writing for Children course, 1993. Publications: PICTURE BOOKS: Helen the Fish, 1992; My Sister, Then and Now, 1992; Masai and I, 1992; Naomi Knows It's Springtime, 1993; Woodhoopoe Willie, 1993; Africa Brothers and Sisters, 1993; A Carp for Kimiko, 1993; When Will We Be Sisters?, 1993; Jaha and Jamil Went down the Hill, 1994; Hats Off to Hair!, 1994; I Wanted to Know All about God, 1994; Beginnings, 1994; Pink Paper Swans, 1994; Sweet Magnolia, 1994; The Seasons and Someone, 1994; New Friendt, True Friends, Stuck-Like-Glue Friends, 1994; Shelter Folks, 1995; Can You Dance, Dalila?, 1996; Motherlove, 1998; With Love, to Earth's Endangered Peoples, 1998; The Making of Angels, 1998; Butterfly Boy, 1997; Hands!, 1997; Faraway Drums, 1998; When God Made the Tree, 1999; Cat!, 1999; She Is Born!, 2000; Girl, You're Amazing, 2001. AS MELROSE COOPER: I Got a Family, 1994; I Got Community, 1995; Life Magic, 1996; Gettin' through Thursday, 1998; Life Riddles, 1994; Pets!, 1998; Kwanzaa, 1999. Contributor to periodicals. Address: c/o Publicity Director, Simon & Schuster Children's Books, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, U.S.A.