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Robert D. San Souci was born on October 10, 1946 in San Francisco, California. He attended college at St. Mary's College in Moraga. After holding jobs in book stores and in publishing, he became a full-time author in 1974. He was best known for his adaptations of folklore for children. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 books for young readers including Song of Sedna, Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend, The Talking Eggs, Two Bear Cubs, Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella, Brave Margaret: An Irish Tale, Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow, and Cinderella Skeleton. He wrote 12 books which were illustrated by his younger brother Daniel San Souci including The Legend of Scarface, Sister Tricksters: Rollicking Tales of Clever Females, and As Luck Would Have It: From The Brothers Grimm. He also wrote nonfiction works for children, several novels for adults, and the film story for Disney's Mulan. The Legend of Scarface won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, and was a Horn Book honor list citation. Sukey and the Mermaid won the American Library Association's Notable Book citation in 1992 and Cut from the Same Cloth won an Aesop Award from the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. He died on December 19, 2014 at the age of 68. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Talking Eggs… (more)
The Talking Eggs 1,739 copies, 92 reviews
N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims 754 copies, 7 reviews
Cinderella Skeleton 601 copies, 40 reviews
The Faithful Friend 481 copies, 42 reviews
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella 462 copies, 49 reviews
Sukey and the Mermaid 220 copies, 6 reviews
The Boy and the Ghost 180 copies, 6 reviews
Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure 169 copies, 10 reviews
Young Arthur 167 copies, 3 reviews
Young Guinevere 164 copies, 3 reviews
Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend 159 copies, 3 reviews
Young Lancelot 119 copies, 3 reviews
The Hired Hand 114 copies, 6 reviews
Song of Sedna 106 copies, 3 reviews
Young Merlin 100 copies
Robin Hood And The Golden Arrow 97 copies, 8 reviews
The Samurai's Daughter 83 copies, 1 review
More Short & Shivery 75 copies, 1 review
The Christmas Ark 74 copies, 1 review
The Enchanted Tapestry 72 copies, 3 reviews
Nicholas Pipe 65 copies, 1 review
The Secret of the Stones 46 copies, 5 reviews
The Red Heels 46 copies, 3 reviews
Six Foolish Fishermen 43 copies, 9 reviews
The Firebird 41 copies, 3 reviews
Larger Than Life 40 copies, 1 review
The Hobyahs 38 copies, 1 review
The Reluctant Dragon 34 copies, 1 review
The Snow Wife 34 copies, 7 reviews
Tarzan 34 copies
Pedro and the Monkey 32 copies, 6 reviews
The Silver Charm 27 copies, 1 review
Callie Ann and Mistah Bear 27 copies, 1 review
As Luck Would Have It 18 copies, 6 reviews
Zigzag 18 copies, 6 reviews
Peter and the Blue Witch Baby 15 copies, 2 reviews
The Dreaming 13 copies
Blood Offerings 13 copies, 1 review
Emergence 13 copies
The Six Swans 13 copies
Mulan 2 copies
Casey's Color Surprise 1 copy, 1 review
Mulan [1998 animated film] (Screenwriter) 768 copies, 6 reviews
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (Contributor) 89 copies, 5 reviews
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Robert Daniel San Souci (October 10, 1946 – December 19, 2014) was a multiple award-winning children's book author, who resided in San Francisco, California. He often worked with his brother, Daniel San Souci, a children's book illustrator. He was a consultant to Disney Studios and was instrumental in the production of the film Mulan, for which he wrote the story. He studied folklore in graduate school. He died after suffering a head injury due to a fall in San Francisco in December 2014. [from Wikipedia]
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