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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathy Tucker  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: in Washington State



Illinois Connection

Tucker lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tucker always wanted to live in a castle by the sea. Instead, she lives in Illinois, and is the author of such books as Do Pirates Take Baths? and Do Cowboys Ride Bikes?

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Do Pirates Take Baths?
ISBN: 080751697X

Albert Whitman & Company. 1997

Through Tucker's 13 brief, bouncy verses, buccaneer wannabes can explore their career choice. . . . Any little employment concerns left unanswered by Tucker's text are addressed by the host of goofy line-and-watercolor cartoon pirates. . . . A good scratch for any story hour crowd itching for some silliness.--The Bulletin. Full color.

Book Details:

  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 9/1/1997
  • Pages: 32
  • Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

Do Cowboys Ride Bikes? (Prairie Paperback Books)
ISBN: 0807516945

Albert Whitman & Co. 1999

Humorous rhymes answer fourteen obvious and ridiculous questions about what it is like to be a cowboy and describes ropes, rustlers, cattle drives, and stampedes. By the creators of Do Pirates Take Baths? Reprint.

The Leprechaun in the Basement
ISBN: 0807544507

Albert Whitman & Co. 1999

After encountering a leprechaun in his cellar, Michael McKeever asks him to help with his family's money problems, but unable to part with his gold, the wee man finds another way to help. By the author of Do Pirates Take Baths?

Do Knights Take Naps? (Cat's whiskers)
ISBN: 1903012368

Franklin Watts Ltd. 2001

Of course knights take naps - when they're not busy saving people in distress, chasing dragons, riding in jousts, or watching the court jester entertain. In bouncy verse the author answers every question children might have about what it's like to be a knight, plus some questions they never even thought of! The bold bright illustrations add lashings of zest and good humour.

The Seven Chinese Sisters
ISBN: 0807573094

Albert Whitman & Company. 2003

Once there were seven Chinese sisters who lived together and took care of each other. Each one had a special talent. When baby Seventh Sister is snatched by a hungry dragon, her loving sisters race to save her.