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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrew Santella  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Chicago, he graduated from Loyola University. He now lives about 50 miles outside Chicago with his wife and son.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrew Santella is an independent writer and editor. His work appears frequently in GQ and the New York Times Book Review. He has also written for Slate, Details, the New York Times Magazine, the Chicago Reader, Commonweal, Chicago Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Nickelodeon and the Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of about sixty nonfiction books for kids, most on topics in American history. He is also managing editor of Elmhurst College’s Prospect Magazine.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Jacques Cartier (Groundbreakers, Explorers)
ISBN: 1588105946

Heinemann/Raintree. 2002

Presents an account of Cartier's life and explorations and examines their impact on history and the world.

Sieur de la Salle (Groundbreakers)
ISBN: 1588105989

Heinemann/Raintree. 2002

Presents an account of LaSalle's life and explorations and examines their impact on history and the world.

Henry Hudson (Watts Library: Exploration)
ISBN: 0531165779

Franklin Watts. 2002

Chronicles the life and voyages of Henry Hudson, whose journeys in search of a navigable route around the top of North America led him to discover the river and the bay that carry his name.

Lewis and Clark (Watts Library: Exploration)
ISBN: 0531165787

Franklin Watts. 2002

Chronicles the lives and explorations of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, two American officers who were commissioned by President Jefferson to travel through the lands of the Louisiana Purchase in search of a navigable route to the Pacific.

James Monroe: America's 5th President (ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRESIDENTS SECOND SERIES)
ISBN: 0516242008

Childrens Pr. 2003

The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States, whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

Air Force One
ISBN: 0761319263

Millbrook Press. 2003

Offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the president's plane--a technological wonder equipped with advanced communications systems and top-secret, high-tech defenses--and relives some of the most remarkable moments in the history of Air Force One. Simultaneous.

Building the New York Subway (Cornerstones of Freedom. Second Series)
ISBN: 0516236385

Childrens Pr. 2007

A history of how New York City's famous subway was constructed.

Illinois History (State Studies: Illinois)
ISBN: 143290275X

Heinemann. 2007

Why is Chicago not a part of Wisconsin today? What is the story of Illinois's Liberty Bell of the West? How did a simple plow change the look of an entire state? You can find the answers to these questions in this book, which contains all kinds of fascinating, historical facts that tell the story of the state of Illinois. Inside, you will find information about the first people of Illinois and the explorers and settlers who came later. You will learn about the roles that Illinois played in the American Revolution and Civil War. And, you'll find out why Illinois was and is called the Prairie State. Inside you'll find: maps that help you find your way around Illinois, photographs that let you see what you are reading about, a glossary, index, and list of more books to read to help you find what you're looking for and better understand it.

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