Behler, Deborah A. 1947-

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BEHLER, Deborah A. 1947-


Born March 17, 1947, in Northhampton, MA; daughter of Thomas Kent and Muriel (a homemaker; maiden name, Barney) Bliss; married John L. Behler (a biologist), February 25, 1978. Education: Bates College, B.A., 1969.


Home—20 Elisha Purdy Rd., Amawalk, NY 10501. Office—Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY 10460. E-mail—[email protected].


Writer and editor.


(With John L. Behler) Alligators and Crocodiles, Voyageur Press (Stillwater, MN), 1998.

The Rain Forests of the Pacific Northwest, Benchmark Books (New York, NY), 2001.

(With John L. Behler) Snakes, Benchmark Books (New York, NY), 2002.


Deborah A. Behler has written several books with her husband, John L. Behler. Her first solo book publication, The Rain Forests of the Pacific Northwest is a well-regarded introduction to the North American rain forest for middle and high school students. In this book, Behler examines plants and animals from the tops of the trees to the fertile forest ground. In addition, she chronicles plant and animal interactions with each other, with the environment, and with humans, all in a way that is both interesting and informative for report-writers and other readers, according to Kathy Piehl in School Library Journal.

For more information on Deborah Behler's writings, see the entry for John L. Behler.



Horn Book Guide, spring, 2001, Erica L. Stahler, review of The Rain Forests of the Pacific Northwest.

School Library Journal, April, 2001, Kathy Piehl, review of The Rain Forests of the Pacific Northwest, p. 154.