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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)
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Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon 1,640 copies, 22 reviews
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit 1,197 copies, 26 reviews
Amber Brown Goes Fourth 1,054 copies, 8 reviews
Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit 914 copies, 8 reviews
P.S. Longer Letter Later 811 copies, 8 reviews
Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue 766 copies, 8 reviews
Amber Brown Sees Red 720 copies, 5 reviews
Forever Amber Brown 717 copies, 7 reviews
I, Amber Brown 617 copies, 10 reviews
Snail Mail, No More 562 copies, 10 reviews
What a Trip, Amber Brown! 461 copies, 1 review
There's a Bat in Bunk Five 457 copies, 2 reviews
This Place Has No Atmosphere 430 copies, 3 reviews
The Pistachio Prescription 418 copies, 6 reviews
It's Justin Time, Amber Brown 403 copies, 7 reviews
Remember Me to Harold Square 288 copies, 3 reviews
The Divorce Express 233 copies, 2 reviews
United Tates of America 197 copies, 2 reviews
It's an Aardvark-Eat-Turtle World 167 copies, 3 reviews
Make Like a Tree and Leave 163 copies, 4 reviews
Earth to Matthew 160 copies
Thames Doesn't Rhyme With James 127 copies, 1 review
Barfburger Baby, I Was Here First 53 copies, 10 reviews
Amber Brown Is Tickled Pink 52 copies, 2 reviews
It's Terrific to Be Ten (Contributor) 44 copies, 2 reviews
Amber Brown Is on the Move 25 copies, 1 review
Divorce / Aardvark 3 copies, 1 review
Little Women (Introduction, some editions) 24,513 copies, 392 reviews
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Afterword, some editions) 3,483 copies, 42 reviews
It's Great To Be Eight (Contributor) 227 copies, 1 review

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