This book of 3,708 entries is a combined, revised edition of Authors of Books for Young People, 2nd ed. and the Supplement to the 2nd ed. (Scarecrow, 1971, 1979), updated with 297 new entries. Once again the compilers give preference to authors whose biographies have proven difficult to locate. The alphabetically arranged author entries provide brief biographical information and examples of an author's work, with publisher and publication date listed for each title cited and references to Gale's Contemporary Authors series (1967-1988) for additional author information. With cross references from pseudonyms to real names.