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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Miriam Ofstein  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Sioux Falls, South Dakota


-- Miriam Ofstein on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=miriam++ofstein


Illinois Connection

Miriam grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Biographical and Professional Information

At an early age, Miriam developed a passion for reading and writing, and spent hours reading and re-reading her favorite books and series. By the time she went to college, she knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life. After graduation, she moved to Chicago to pursue her dream of becoming an author.


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Titles At Your Library

Pond Punkies Book Three the Departure: The Departure
ISBN: 098194938X

Ravine Publishing. 2012

The Departure is great for boys and girls 7+ who love space, aliens, and special powers!

From, Lisa Riebe, award-winning author of The Arrival and The Unearthing, comes the third title in the Pond Punkies' series. When the pond punkies on Earth restore communication with Neptune Training Academy, they discover that it is under attack.
Despite Blaze's best efforts, he can't seem to stop the Tritonans from trying to destroy everything he loves.
After Blaze reunites with his sister, Ember, they unearth a family secret that has been hidden for eleven-moon-orbits and could possibly change the entire war against the Tritonans.
Will blaze and the rest of the earthbound clan members find a way back to Neptune in time to save their families and friends?


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