Tuesday, August 23, 2011

23rd August Melvin Berger (1927)

On the Scholastic website it says this about Melvin Berger

Melvin Berger was born in 1927 and grew up during the Great Depression. While his parents struggled to keep food on the table, they encouraged their son to develop his talents with whatever resources were available, and young Melvin found escape from daily troubles in playing music and reading all the books in the local library. In college he studied electrical engineering as well as music, and afterwards played viola professionally before getting a Master's degree in music education. His first book for children, Science and Music, combined his interests perfectly, and set the stage for a long career writing fascinating nonfiction for young people.

Melvin certainly was versatile and no wonder he seems to write non-fiction in a way that you can't help but be interested. So many of the good non-fiction books written for the very young are authored by Melvin alone or together with his wife.We have books from each of these non-fiction series:
•Let's Read and Find Out Science
• Scholastic Question and Answers
• Scholastic True or False

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