Edge, Laura Bufano 1953–

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Edge, Laura Bufano 1953–

(Laura B. Edge)

PERSONAL: Born 1953.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Lerner Publications Co., 1251 Washington Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1036. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Former middle school teacher.

MEMBER: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

WRITINGS:

YOUNG ADULT

Macro Magic in Microsoft Word 6 and 7: A Kid's Only Guide to Writing Macros: Learn to Write Programs in Word Basic, Rhache Publishers (Gardiner, NY), 1997.

Macro Magic in WordPerfect 6.1 and 7: A Kid's Only Guide to Writing Macros: Learn to Write Programs in WordPerfect, Rhache Publishers (Gardiner, NY), 1998.

(As Laura B. Edge) A Personal Tour of Hull-House, Lerner Publications Co. (Minneapolis, MN), 2001.

(As Laura B. Edge) Andrew Carnegie: Industrial Philanthropist, Lerner Publications Co. (Minneapolis, MN), 2004.

(As Laura B. Edge) William McKinley (biography), Lerner Publications Co. (Minneapolis, MN), in press.

YOUNG ADULT

(As Laura B. Edge) Laura Bush (biography), Ensloe Publishers, Inc. (Berkeley Heights, NJ), in press.

(As Laura B. Edge) Wild West Dreams, Royal Fireworks Publishing Company (Unionville, NY), in press.

SIDELIGHTS: Laura Bufano Edge is a former teacher who writes fiction and nonfiction for the middle-grade and young-adult market. Her books include computer instruction manuals and A Personal Tour of Hull-House, the story of a Chicago settlement house that operated near the turn of the twentieth century.

In Andrew Carnegie: Industrial Philanthropist, Edge profiles the steel tycoon who went on to build nearly 3,000 libraries, and whose foundation continues to advance the causes of education. Carnegie was born in Scotland in 1835 and died in America in 1919. He was an immigrant who rose from being a bobbin boy in a textile factory to an industrial magnate who invested in railroads, communications, and oil. Booklist reviewer Jennifer Mattson noted that this volume is "supplemented with nicely reproduced black-and-white images. School Library Journal contributor Vicki Reutter wrote that Andrew Carnegie "offers readers a nice mix of information about the man's career and personal life, as well as a sense of how quickly America was developing economically."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, June 1, 2004, Jennifer Mattson, review of Andrew Carnegie: Industrial Philanthropist, p. 1752.

School Library Journal, May, 2001, Joyce Adams Burner, review of A Personal Tour of Hull-House p. 164; February, 2004, Vicki Reutter, review of Andrew Carnegie, p. 160.

ONLINE

Laura B. Edge Home Page, http://www.scbwi-houston.org/Laura%20Edge.htm (March 15, 2005).