TRAVIS, Lucille. American. Genres: Children's non-fiction. Career: Writer of children's books. Worked as a second-grade teacher; nursery school director, 1971-72; part-time instructor in English at four colleges, two in New York and two in Minnesota, 1990-94. Sponsor and tutor of Hmong refugees, 1985-95; performed women's prison work with Prison Fellowship, 1990-94; member of community outreach committee of local church, 1992-94; teacher of drama in church congregations for several years. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: A Summer's Growth, 1982; Tirzah, 1991. "BEN AND ZACK" SERIES: Captured by a Spy, 1995; Thief from Five Points, 1995; Redheaded Orphan, 1995; Union Army Black, 1995. Address: 3638 Snelling Ave., Arden Hills, MN 55112, U.S.A.