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Paula Danziger (1944–2004)

Author of Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon

Includes the names: Paula Danzig, Paula Danziger, Paula Danziger, Paula Danzinger

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Paula Danziger was born in Washington, D.C., on August 18, 1944. She received her Master's Degree in reading and began her career as a teacher. She has taught at the junior high, high school, and college levels. Danziger is best known for a series of children's books about Amber Brown, including Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon, You Can't Eat Your Chicken Pox, Amber Brown, and Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit. Each of these books deals with a "crisis" in the life of young Amber Brown, such as her progressing to fourth grade. Danziger's writing is often inspired by conversations with her niece, Carrie, who is the model for Amber Brown. Other books by Danziger include The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, Remember Me to Harold Square, and Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James. Danziger has become popular in Britain where she was nominated for the British Book Award for Children. She has also received several awards in America: the Parent's Choice Award, an International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Award, and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award. Danziger takes time out from writing to host a literary segment on a BBC children's show, called Live and Kicking. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon… (more)
Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon 1,978 copies, 22 reviews
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit 1,282 copies, 25 reviews
Amber Brown Goes Fourth 1,247 copies, 8 reviews
Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit 1,115 copies, 9 reviews
Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue 930 copies, 8 reviews
P.S. Longer Letter Later 870 copies, 8 reviews
Amber Brown Sees Red 860 copies, 5 reviews
Forever Amber Brown 828 copies, 7 reviews
I, Amber Brown 758 copies, 10 reviews
Snail Mail, No More 592 copies, 10 reviews
What a Trip, Amber Brown! 523 copies, 2 reviews
There's a Bat in Bunk Five 486 copies, 1 review
It's Justin Time, Amber Brown 462 copies, 7 reviews
This Place Has No Atmosphere 454 copies, 3 reviews
The Pistachio Prescription 446 copies, 6 reviews
Remember Me to Harold Square 300 copies, 3 reviews
The Divorce Express 244 copies, 2 reviews
United Tates of America 213 copies, 2 reviews
Make Like a Tree and Leave 187 copies, 4 reviews
Earth to Matthew 180 copies
It's an Aardvark-Eat-Turtle World 174 copies, 3 reviews
Thames Doesn't Rhyme With James 134 copies, 1 review
Barfburger Baby, I Was Here First 60 copies, 10 reviews
Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink 58 copies, 1 review
It's Terrific to Be Ten (Contributor) 48 copies, 2 reviews
Amber Brown Is on the Move 36 copies, 1 review
Divorce / Aardvark 3 copies, 1 review
Little Women (Introduction, some editions) 25,376 copies, 394 reviews
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Afterword, some editions) 3,898 copies, 46 reviews
It's Great To Be Eight (Contributor) 261 copies, 1 review
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