Rick Chrustowski grew up on a farm in Wisconsin. He cultivated his own food, grew a huge garden, raised chickens, and had horses, dogs, and cats. He now lives in an old house in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, just blocks away from the Mississippi River where he likes to hike and kayak. He is the author of numerous nonfiction books for children, including Turtle Crossing, Blue Sky Bluebird, and Big Brown Bat. You can learn more about him and his books at RickChrustowski.com.
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