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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Neva Swartz  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

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Neva is a life long Illinois resident.

Biographical and Professional Information

Neva Swartz is a first-time author with Tommy the Timid Turtle. She drew on her experiences as a teacher in the Champaign, Illinois schools to create a book for shy children. She received a B.S. in Music Education in 1946, and an EdM in Educational Administration in 1967—both from the University of Illinois.


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Titles At Your Library

Tommy the Timid Turtle
ISBN: 1878044753

Mayhaven Pub. 2004

Tommy the timid turtle doesn't make friends easily and won't come out of his shell--even after meeting Freddy Fox, Snappy Squirrel and other animals who want to play with him. Eventually Tommy discovers that emerging from his shell and having playful friends does not have to be scary. Tommy learns that he doesn't have to be timid anymore!


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