|About Julia Spencer, Ph.D.
In addition to her stories, Dr. Spencer created a video and plush puppet of Punxsutawney Phil, and she has many more Phil stories yet to be completed.
|Julia Spencer, Ph.D., has taught school at the elementary, middle, and college levels. Dr. Spencer is the author of
21 children's books, including four about Punxsutawney Phil, seven books on insects, and two science reference/activity books. Her most recent book is, "A
Mascot for Maine" the first in the new State Mascot
Groundhog Series of Children's Books
Spencer wasn't scheduled to give birth on Groundhog Day. But her first child,
Meredith, who was expected on Valentine's Day, cast her first shadow on Feb. 2, 1982. And
now Spencer is one of Punxsutawney Phil's biggest fans.
Spencer, of Kennebunkport, Maine is the author of a series of children's books about Punxsutawney Phil, the famous northwestern Pennsylvania groundhog who predicts annually when spring will arrive.
The first, "The Story of Punxsutawney Phil - The Fearless Forecaster" (Literary Publications) was released on Feb. 2, 1987, Phil's 100th birthday and her daughters fifth.
The first book was the birth of Dr. Spencer being referred to as "The Groundhog Lady" and has followed up with a series of Groundhog books:
"Will Spring Ever Come to Gobbler's Knob?" (Literary Publications)
"Punxsutawney Phil and His Weather Wisdom", (Literary Publications)
"G is for Groundhogs... P is for Punxsutawney Phil" (Literary Publications)
"Chuckles Goes to School" (Literary Publications)
Practical Ideas and Activities for Teachers and Homeschoolers
Julia Farish Spencer
Help your students become aware of the wonders of science year round with this comprehensive resource. Science Month by Month offers dynamic science activities for every month of the school year. This hands-on resource contains everything an elementary or middle school science teacher needs to make their classes more timely and engaging.
ISBN:0-471-72901-9 ~ $29.95 ~ Paper ~ 320p
Contents Copyrightę Dr. Julia Spencer, Ph.D.1987-2012
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