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Toni Buzzeo (1951 - )

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Toni Buzzeo
(1951 - )
Genre: Non-Fiction, Children's Literature

Toni Buzzeo was born on 4 October 1951 in Dearborn, Michigan, and raised there, moving to Maine in 1979. She lives now in a colonial farmhouse in Buxton, Maine, with her husband, Ken Cyll, and Belgian sheepdog-mix Indy. Her grown son Topher Cyll lives and works in Boston. Buzzeo earned a B.A. and an M.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and an MLIS in Library and Information Science from the University of Rhode Island. Buzzeo is a former Library Media Specialist, and was chosen Maine Library Media Specialist of the Year in 1999. Previously, she worked as a children's librarian at the Baxter Memorial Library in Gorham, Maine and as a high school and college English teacher.

Her website offers lots of biographical information as well as a links to databases of authors and illustrators available for school visits and tips for facilitating these visits. There's a 2006 interview with Buzzeo on Cynthia Leitich's weblog.

Buzzeo's books for children are:

Professional books include:




Last Update: 07/22/2008


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